Detail of recent work.
Above is the full-size painting surface. Today I began painting it right-side up. At left is most of the color palette that is being used. Greens are mixed using ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, cobalt turquoise, hansa yellow dark and new gamboge. I have 5 wells of greens pre-mixed and adapt them as needed. Other colors that are added in: permanent alizarin crimson, quin rust, quin purple, cobalt violet, payne’s gray, davy’s gray. Adding in the reddish reed bottoms made such a difference overall, and I’ve finally reached the lily pad stage—happy about that!
Thanks for following along, have a nice weekend.
Watercolor on Aquabord, 22″ x 30″