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Exercise on layering and blending

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Watercolor Flower Bouquet taught by Mary Murphy

Paint a vibrant floral still life with essential skills that will transfer to every watercolor work you create!

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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Floral
Material Watercolor
Style Impressionist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Mary: This is just an exercise on layering and blending. Trying to understand how much water to use and when to apply another color without creating a bloom. Although I've seen some very interesting ways in which watercolorists use the blooms to create texture.

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This is beautiful, LMF -- I love the way you took advantage of wet-in-wet to get delicate colors in your petals. Yellow can be very tricky, and you've handled it well. Sometimes purple as a shadow color in yellow doesn't work, but you've been successful (reds and oranges work for shadows on yellow)-- what purple pigment did you use? Like your use of ink also. Now think about composition a bit -- how can you unify this? what is your focal point?

12/08/2013 Flag

LMF -- I'm going to post something as an announcement about amount of water -- watch for it OK? it's something you get the hang of with practice.

12/08/2013 Flag

The color in the yellow flowers is not purple, it is the ink.

12/09/2013 Flag

I really like this just the way it is. It's very interesting.

12/21/2013 Flag

Beautiful! I love the ink and watercolor

01/26/2014 Flag