June 20, 2007

black-eyed-susan #2

Attempt number 2 - I used a different wc journal (strathmore, which I did not like at all) and 3 different primaries . I pencil sketched the now open black-eyed-susan from a different angle. I am happier with the flower itself, (although now I see the two side leaf-ettes stick out perpendicular which is odd) The vase and water seemed overworked last night, but scanned, it does not look too bad. The big single leaf I still hate, I cannot seem to work well with greens. So there is progress and I still need to search for a journal batter with watercolor. I think I will try a bouquet next. Feel free to advise- please!

3 comments:

Teri C said...

Wow Sandy! that vase is fabulous!!!!! And BE Susies are one of my favorite flowers. I LOVE both of them!!

Africantapestry said...

I like this Sandy...you have beautiful local color and that flower is wonderful! I also don't think the water is overworked?
Beuatiful sketch
Ronell

Sherry said...

You know, I think you're being a little hard on yourself on this painting. As for greens, I wonder if you underpainted with a yellow, did your green, and did some darker passages with a mixture of you green and somthing like alizarin crimson. Might that work?