The new cactus painting finally filtered it's way through my cluttered little mind this afternoon. With a vengeance. My husband just came through the studio on his way in the door after work. I had no idea it was this late. In the three or four hours I've been working I got one blossom finished. I can see this is not going to be a fast process!
|All masked and ready to go.|
|The palette for this one so far is Cadmium Red Medium, Gamboge Yellow, some unknown pinkie thing in the corner of my tray and a touch of Pthalo Blue.|
|Watercolor holds endless fascination for me, the transparency and opaque qualities are so much fun to play with.|
|A bit of mask added to the center area to reserve the texture and values of that bit.|
|Starting to add more greens.|
|I have to keep moving back from the thing to keep from over-painting it.|
|The center, with another layer of mask and where I stopped to burn, um I mean make supper.|
I had better go before I burn supper again. I find I am starving and the man says he is, too. Drat. I am possessed by this process and would rather gobble a piece of bread and get back to work. Tomorrow is go-to-town day. The timing is terrible, but there it is. So, I'll say a distracted adios and stumble my way out of the studio. Chances are I'll be out here again before bedtime..
Thanks for stopping by! Alice