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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 Study
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
Lisafaye37 on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used 300 gr watercolor paper and W & N Indigo watercolor paint. I have difficulty keeping my whites and lights in watercolor. I struggled with this one also. I have been using acrylics lately, much easier to paint highlights in than pull them back out. It did help to only use one color, but I still had to lift off quite a few area, damaging the grain of the paper.

Lisafaye37 on craftsy.com

You did a lovely job, Lisa, and of course I can't see any damage to the paper online. You achieved a very nice glow with the flower. Have you tried friskets or masking products? I'm working on a portrait of someone in the snow, and I've used it -- very helpful. Here's a link to Dick Blick's list of products -- you may want to explore. http://www.dickblick.com/categories/friskets/ I like acrylics also, but I tend to use them watered down like watercolors. I prefer the wc pigments, personally, but acrylics can give you a lot of options and freedom.

01/31/2014 Flag

Very nice

02/15/2014 Flag

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02/11/2014 Flag