"The sun rose brilliantly above, reflecting the hues of red, orange, lavender and blue in the pond before me. The viridian shadows changed to lemon yellow and lime green as the light washed the morning and I tried in vain to save a piece of this miracle on canvas." ~Mary Erickson
©Peony Blossom-Watercolour Painting In Progress
Artist Laura Leeder
I managed to get a few minutes each day in the studio last week so the progress on this peony has been slow. I've added several glazes of color to the blossoms slowly creating depth with the value changes. I am using various mixes of pyrrol orange, rhodonite genuine, quinacridone pink, and ultramarine blue with aureoline and new gamboge yellow. Yesterday, I sketched in a few suggested leaves on the bottom and I've started working on the center. As I study the progress so far, I can see some problem areas that need consideration. I will try to resolve a few of these next.....
Wishing you a wonderful autumn Monday, mine promises to be sunny, perfect for a walk in the country.