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Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Painting a Day - Day 13 - Flowers

A painting a day - Day 13























Did this a little differently today - I had bought this bouquet for the Opening Reception and brought it to the studio to paint. I started with just a loose pencil sketch, then used my PITT pen over the pencil lines. I then erased the pencil marks and began to lay in my watercolor washes. I still wasn't satisfied with it so I decided to use my calligraphy pen and ink to bring out the petals, stems and leaves. I like the non-uniform thickness that this resulted in and the way the colors became more muted and blended - without getting muddy. How do you feel about the use of the pen and ink? The colors? The format?

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