I'm usually hanging out in the Photography Forum where I've been learning a lot about photograph over the past year-and-a- half. One of the other regulars there, SunnyJo took a photo of wild trilliums in the wood close to her home. They were so pretty that it inspired me to do a watercolor of it.
I decided to do a WIP while I was working on it, with the intention of posting it here in Watercolor, so that everyone who's interested could see how I developed it.
I hope you like it.
First I placed the to large blossoms on the paper. Then decided that for compositional sake I would ad the small blossom at the top, with the intention of having it be in the background.
I used very light washes of yellow and purple on the petals.
I let this layer dry overnight. (I do this with each successive layer).
Next day I add more color to the petals and give the background some color and shapes.
Third day I start to develop shape and color to the background.
Because there are three more steps to the completed painting, I will show them on another thread as not to hog up to much room here.
I hope this has been helpful to some and that you all enjoy seeing how I develop a painting.
Thanks for viewing and your comments or critiques will be gratefully accepted.