Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Petal Power


It has felt like Spring all day in the studio as I have been painting the watercolour layers for my gerberas. They have languished in my file for over a week, possible two, but after a trip to the grocery shop after school drop off this morning and being confronted with the baskets of glorious obscenely brightly coloured gerberas I came home and got back to it.

It was a perfect painting day, and the studio was so welcoming and I managed to get two layers of watercolour down and even started on the first few petals in polychromos before the after school onslaught began. I love this stage when the depth and tone are just starting to emerge and it is as if the flower is unfurling one drawn petal at a time. You get a great sense of accomplishment as it emerges and the colours spread from the top left of your work, and slowly walk their way down the page. Roll on tomorrow and another glorious drawing day.

4 comments:

hurdle gully said...

Coming along beautifully. I painted today too- got to love that we both had paintbrushes in our hands at the same time! Xox

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I do love it Lis... send through what you are painting, I love to see it Trace xx

WrightStuff said...

I love gerberas - these are beautiful. I'm in a real painting mood this evening - working on about 6 pieces simultaneously!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I am working on them today... they are really coming along well now and so want to get them done... I always work ona million things at once, because you never know what you will be in the mood to do! happy painting and thanks for visiting