Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This is where my painting of the cone flower is at today. I've been adding shadows to the petals and detail to the cone and also darkened the background. It's almost finished I think. But if I leave it propped up by my telephone for a day or so and glance at it as I pass by, I may find more little tweaks I'd like to do.
That's the cool thing about water colours, you can go back in and adjust colours or soften things or change edges. The trick is to know when to stop. The whites are another story though. Once they're covered by a colour you can't get them back. Unless you use an opaque non-bleeding white and then paint over it. I've done this in a few places here. Can you see where?