My sweet artist blogging friend, Sharon Mann gave me a friendly challenge to paint my recent Tiny Glow Yellow Lily I got for Mother’s Day from my son, Jake.
I’ve been experimenting with some abstract techniques that I used for this painting which I’m showing here in it’s original format above, printed on cards below, and the scanned print lastly.
I painted a random background wash first using Naples Yellow and a bit of New Gamboge. After it dried, I lightly and loosely drew the lily on top. I then negatively painted around the lily with Winsor Violet and splashed some more in the background. Lastly I used some Green Gold to add a bit of shadowing to the flower and for the stems and a touch of Burnt Umber for the little pods.
Check out Sharon’s MASTERPIECES here! She is a REAL artist and her lily truly glows! I love it!
And the best part is, we’ve agreed to exchange, so she is sending me one of hers, and I am sending her one of mine.
We all have our own styles and levels of ability and experience, but what a joy it is to share here through WordPress with so many wonderful artistic blogger friends. They have encouraged me and taught me so much in my journey into watercolor this past year. I am so grateful for them!
Wishing you all moments to cherish and the opportunity to glow today.
Cheers & Hugs,