Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dahlia wip

I found a great reference and did a crop so I could complete this as a macro. The paper is Fabriano 140# CP bright white paper. I'm using a very limited palette...Daler/Rowney Alizarin Crimson, Indian Yellow and a bit of Burnt Umber on the flower. I'll work out the BG when the flower is finished. Working up with various light washes seems to be helping. I've found I have more control of the paint and am using less water. In retrospect I realize I've been overwetting my paper and then not allowing enough time for it to dry to the right stage of dampness. Patience is not one of my virtues unfortunately.


Anonymous said...

Billie - you are just getting better and better. The palette is brilliant and really pulls the light through the petals. I will be watching the progress.

Anita said...

Billie - colours are gorgeous - looking forward to seeing more of this.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks Robin and Anita! i'm pretty happy w/this one so far.