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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Blooming Amaryllis

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.

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