"I like to first create an underpainting to set up the rhythm of lights and darks."
~ Amanda Jones
©Chrysanthemum's, watercolor in progress, Jan 19, 2012
By Laura Leeder
Working slowly on the flowers, I've started with an underpainting of a lite value of New Gamboge, a warm yellow. Followed by a 2nd glaze, slightly darker. Several more lite value glazes have followed using New Gamboge, Permanent Yellow Deep and Pyrrol Orange. Moving to the back mums, I've added mid-value glazes of Pyrrol Orange and Permanent Rose.
I plan to keep the bowl of water, (a stemless wineglass) more abstract. I've added just a touch of color to help me determine my values and will develop the flowers further before adding more color to the glass.
More to follow....