This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching….
sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night!
Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor.
The double page square spread was a nice way to work in the house the big bush belonged to while still committing to the square pages being all about florals; this is in a square journal that is only floral images.
I rarely mask but used masking fluid in the center
of the camellias to keep the yellows clean.
Three reds went into the camellias: Daniel Smith Carmine and Perylene Red, and MGraham Quinocridone Rose. Four greens created the foliage, detail below.
A liberal splattering enlivened the image!
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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