"Irises", watercolour, 22 x 30"
This is the full sheet watercolour that I did from my B&W value sketch presented in the last blog post. It was fun but challenging to work on such a large scale. It was painted with the board at about a 60 degree angle so the colour would move, allowing the pure colours to mix on their own and remain vibrant.I used a 2" flat and a number 20 round to apply the paint. The green shape reminded me of a fence, so I helped that illusion along a little. I initially had made the lower bud too large, so I masked it and lifted to reduce the size. I also added a leaf to break up the lower half of the painting.