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First and Second Attempt at Class Model

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Watercolor Flower Bouquet taught by Mary Murphy

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Category 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. 140 lb. Strathmore paper pad taped on the back cardboard that comes with the pad itself. Reeves watercolors and synthetic brushes. I did the first painting over a quick sketch with charcoal. The second was more measured over a base drawing with HB graphite pencil. I still haven't watch all the lessons so I expect to get better in my next attempts :-)

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Quick Charcoal drawing, I left the background with charcoal which I whetted with a brush.

07/03/2014 Flag

I tried a different approach here, used a pencil and was more careful trying to get the flowers in the right places.

07/03/2014 Flag

Ernesto -- this reminds me of Matisse. Check out this painting: http://www.topofart.com/artists/Matisse/art-reproduction/4825/Bouquet-of-Flowers-in-a-White-Vase.php Interesting to combine wc and charcoal...you might also want to check out wc colored pencils and caran d'ache watercolor crayons (see http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-neocolor-ii-artists-crayon-sets/) you can draw with them and then go over them with a wet watercolor brush to get wonderful effects. Love your willingness to go for it and experiment.

07/07/2014 Flag

Thank you for the kind words Mary, I will try the colored WC pencils and crayons, sounds interesting! I am going to finish watching and learning from your lessons and post another flower arrangement using them.

07/07/2014 Flag

It DOES look like Matisse!

07/08/2014 Flag