Sunday, July 4, 2010

OSWOA - Nightshade

This is a painting I did as a demonstration piece for the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group in the early part of the year.

Everyone in the Group was required to bring in pictures of flowers already drawn and masked out on watercolour paper.

The background colours of aureolin, and greens made using mixtures of Antwerp blue and French ultramarine blue with aureolin and raw sienna were set in small containers. A dark was mixed using French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson and set aside.

The paper was wet and the pure yellow was poured onto the paper. The green mixtures were poured over the some areas of the background and rolled around being careful to leave areas of the pure aureolin.

As the paper started to dry and there is more control over the paint the dark mixture was poured mainly around the flowers and berries, then splattered over a couple of areas.

The painting was then set aside to allow the background to dry completely before the masking fluid was removed.

Once the masking fluid was removed the flowers and berries were painted by carefully building up layers of colour.

The OSWOA shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. This one is priced at $50.00 and sold unframed.

If you would like more information about OSWOA please go to my post on 12 March 2010.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork.