Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hydrangeas Four Ways

Last week, on www.SketchingEveryday.com, I posted two contour drawings I did of a couple of my favorite flowers, sunflowers and hydrangeas. For a personal challenge, I decided to do four watercolor paintings, from each drawing, in different techniques. Here are my first two hydrangea paintings.

Hydrangea Painting # 1
5.5 x 7.5" - transparent watercolor on Yupo paper, matted to 8 x 10"

Painting #1 is done on Yupo paper. I drew on the paper with black Prismacolor pencil first, then painted wet-into-wet on this nonabsorbent, slippery, synthetic surface.


Hydrangea Painting # 2

5.5 x 7.5" - transparent watercolor on Arches paper, matted to 8 x 10"

Painting #2 is done on 140 lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper. I drew on the paper with black Prismacolor pencil first, wet both sides throughly and then painted wet-into-wet on this very absorbent, slightly textured, natural cotton fiber surface.

More paintings to come!

The comments on the sunflower paintings were very helpful and appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. You are awesome!

Before I do the next two paintings, I'd love to hear some feedback.
Which one(s) do you like or dislike and why?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!