Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hydrangea - A Panoramic Version




Measuring 9 2/3 by 4 1/4 this is my larger version of blue hydrangea. Done very slowly, over a week in the making, on 140# Sennelier HP watercolor paper.

3 comments:

Double "D" said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lee, well done.
I find myself in this mode quite
often...when I go back to
illustrating and not painting.
I've shortened my grip on the brush
handle, my nose is much closer to
the paper, the strokes are getting
smaller and smaller. That's when I
say to myself...it's time to loosen up.
Wet some paper, splash some strong
pigment in there and watch it flow. Then
I remember what watercolor is all about.
Not being critical, just passing on what works
for me. keep painting.
Doug

Lee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks so much for your input, Doug.

I was rather frustrated doing this and rather blind after.
I'm off to bigger pieces of paper and hopefully will loosen up a bit.
Lee

RoseAnn Hayes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so lovely and calm - just wonderful! I sure understand why you had to go slow! It is soooo complicated, and you'd have to go slow in order to keep from messing it up! I think I've mentioned, Lee, that my daughter wants a really big hydrangea painting for her living room, and I can't get up the courage to try it. Imagine doing this painting many times bigger. Ouch! You have the perfect hydrangea colors here! Lovely.