Rona2: Delphiniums


Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work;
In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint
and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor.


Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest color!  MGraham never really dries;
when I try to create a wash I get gloopy thick paint and clay-like color… not what I want.

Of course, I am only a few years into watercolors so this could be my poor technique.

I like direct watercolor but it doesn’t thrill me —
and I don’t think it is because I’m not adept.  Will talk more about this, below.


AAAAH, linework!  Tracey calls my linework sexy —
I certainly find it to be joyous to do and maybe that joy transfers to the viewer!
I like to work in watercolor pencil under linework sometimes and
this one I did just for the fun of it… I love pencil lines as well!


I moved to Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet and even at it thickest it is not dull or gloppy.

As I moved out to the lighter colors I began mixing a bit of
Daniel Smith Imperial Violet into the mix to change the hue slightly;
That is why you see those touches of pink!

The centers are done with Daniel Smith Lavender,
an unusual color for me to own but I use it when I am painting Victorian houses!

Next post I will talk
about my purple watercolors… Follow!

And I think I need to paint these again in the electric delphinium blue color!

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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