Little Flame - Pom Pom Dahlia

This watercolor started out a s a demo painting for a workshop I led earlier in this year.  I really liked the way the painting was shaping up and decided to finally complete the work!  Once I worked around the floral shapes, I went back in with brighter bits of yellow washes and then intensified the darks.  Both my daughters love the colours in this one!

The unframed dimensions are 11.5" x 12.5".  This painting is available and may be purchased by following this link to my website

 

 

WIP - Carpet Roses - "Rosy Red Roses"

Apparently I underestimated the time and effort required to complete a detailed full sheet mono chromatic painting.  I always do.  And at this stage-I ask myself — what in the world am I thinking?   Obviously I am attracted to complexity.  And color variances.  And details and textures.  What am I thinking?

I am at the half way mark with this painting.  I have been working at this for about three — four weeks. Ok, I admit I took a divergance with the poured daisy painting.  And I spend as much time studying it as I do painting it.  Part of the process.  Looking for color balance.  Looking for scale.  Looking to see if it is working and what subtle tweaks it may require.