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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Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink (lettering),
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Sennelier, Holbein, MGraham, DS Primatek and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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