Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Well after many weeks of waiting the amaryllis has finally bloomed!! It is beautiful and RED ! All these lily-type flowers are challenging to draw, especially when their petals fold backwards. So after some fiddling with a pencil drawing I used a kneaded eraser to pick up most of the graphite and leave just a "ghost image' so the pencil wouldn't muddy up the watercolor. I'm especially pleases with the richness of the reds here. I mixed them up with varying amounts of vermillion, carmine, burnt sienna and yellow.
Posted by Jan Blencowe at 9:38 AM