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pjartwc
06-15-2013, 10:00 AM
I love the tulip reference. I changed the composition slightly and decided to do a detailed drawing which too about an hour. This is a WIP with only a little completed by the time the 2-hour limit was up. I decided to start with the background as the tulips will be almost completely white when finished. I wanted the background very dark on the left and lighter on the right. I sprinkled som salt on the far right - not sure if I like it and will decide later.

Medium: Watercolor
Paper: Lanaqualle 12x16 cold-press block
Time 2-hours
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2013/116333-1.jpg

skappy
06-15-2013, 12:04 PM
Looks wonderful so far Jan I ll check later
Robert

Charlie's Mum
06-15-2013, 12:45 PM
I like the salt effect Jan ........ looks super already :D

Antiqueteacher
06-15-2013, 01:25 PM
Jan, love the bg. . .what colors did you use? The salt effect almost looks like a Baby's Breath plant. Way to go!!

Katherine

savatage
06-15-2013, 01:27 PM
The bg is wonderful:thumbsup: looking forward to the finish:)

"J"
06-15-2013, 02:21 PM
Love the background. Especially the purples. My favorite color.

connievanwinssen
06-15-2013, 02:31 PM
Great start!:)

Paulafv
06-15-2013, 03:08 PM
Lovely background will be a great foil for white tulips. Like the flower effect you got from the salt:)

Scotkatidid
06-15-2013, 11:36 PM
This looks wonderful so far Jan - will return...

Noula
06-16-2013, 03:15 AM
Great start Jan! I can see this is going to be another of your beautiful negative paintings.

pjartwc
06-16-2013, 04:34 AM
Thank you everyone for your generous comments. I used Winsor Newton paints: Permanent Rose and Winsor Blue (red shade) adding a small amount of Brown Madder, varying dominance of any one color when putting it on the paper. Didn't do too much more but here is where I am. If the painting comes out good, I will put the complete WIP in the Watercolor Studio forum.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2013/116333-2.jpg

rozzi
06-16-2013, 06:29 AM
What do you mean ?if? With a start like this it will be superb!! Love the depth in the background.

sundiver
06-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Gorgeous start!

artastic
06-17-2013, 09:02 AM
wow this is gorgeous, the salt effect is wonderful too, can't wait to see the finish

BUN201
06-17-2013, 02:46 PM
Beautiful!

mginsberg
06-17-2013, 03:17 PM
Exquisite.

artsy_lissa
06-17-2013, 07:36 PM
Nicely done. Will look forward to the finish :) ~Lissa

Deano
06-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Coming along beautifully, Jan! Love the salt effect!

guilliame
06-20-2013, 11:21 AM
Hey Jan:wave: love the darks and the salt seems fine to me:clap: scrolling down the darks seem different in the 2nd,

m50paul
06-21-2013, 09:30 AM
looks like it is coming along very nicely