30 Posies: 24th Avenue Camelias

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.


24th Avenue is where our post office is, and we walk by these houses often.
The camellia bushes are in high bloom, begging to be painted!

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 used a diluted waterproof brown ink under the watercolor in areas of the camellia buds so that the green in the blooms might be tinged as they should be.

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!

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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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