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One More Watercolor


Scarlet Gladiola Spike 1
From life.
Winsor & Newton Artist watercolor in Scarlet Lake, Perylene Maroon, Paynes Grey, Hunter Green, Yellow Ochre on Canson "Biggie Junior" 90lb watercolor paper with a distinct canvaslike texture. It's on the same 9" x 12" sheet the pheasant is on. I have one more space to fill on it and if I place the next painting right, all three may look good together.

I tried to figure out how to cut it apart from the pheasant for matting but it'd take a very weird mat shape and still not leave much border. I placed it a little too far to the left to cut the sheet. But I did it on that as a preliminary sketch since I want to put it into my watercolor journal (and get it right), and also do at least one larger one so I can give one to Paul, the owner of the garden it came from.

Kitten surprised me with it this afternoon. It's my favorite color and I've loved gladioli all my life. I usually only ever get to see them at funerals but they rock, they are so cool.
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equani_tsula
Jun. 16th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Cholla bloom
I thought of you the other day when I noticed that my favorite Cholla cacti are blooming. I think they are the most beautiful blooms - and the contrast of the beautiful deep pink bloom and the spiky plant is interesting to me. It occurred to me that you might enjoy working on one as an art project. Here's the best pic I have of one - and they are blooming now if you'd like me to hop outside and take more:
cholla flower
robertsloan2
Jun. 17th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Re: Cholla bloom
Thank you! Yes, I'd love to see more of these -- especially if you can get a good macro very close to the flower where it mostly fills the image. It looks awesome.
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