VSW: Direct Watercolor vs My old Style

These paintings are from the Shanghai walk in Virtual Sketchbook…
I am showing them together because it show two different approaches to similar images.

Above, how I start the two images tells where they are going.
On the left, I am using Direct Watercolor, no lines, just beginning to catch the colors (how I approach it) without thinking too much about the composition, which I have already determined by the images I chose to paint.
On the right I do what is most often used, beginning with line work, which I love.

This image completed, above, lotus blossoms in a pond in Shanghai.

This one, no lines, just color, suggests the lotus pond through color movement.
This is out of my comfort sketching zone but I will be doing much more of it in future..

The journal entree on watercolor paper in my Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal.
I so rarely love a spread, but this one I really love.

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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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