Tuesday, February 1, 2011

White Mums in Terra Cotta



Another in my series of studies of chrysanthemums in terra cotta pots. Feel like I'm gradually getting a handle on the subject, because I'm liking them more. Course any watercolor can go off the cliff at any time if you overwork it. To my eyes, that's a common watercolor mistake. Overworking, too many layers, too much nitpicking - those things take the freshness out of a watercolor. I think you have to know when to stop, and then stop 3 or 4 steps before you get to that point. Not so easy.


3 comments:

AtelierBrigitte said...

Lovely!

cathyswatercolors said...

Yes, beautiful, and knowing when to stop is definetly my problem. I just love to dabble but you don't appear to have that problem at all. Loose and lovely as usual. I am still on the journey trying to find that happy medium!

Ruth said...

I love the way you have handled the whole painting.. loose and clean ..

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