Friday, January 9, 2015

Art Demo Video - Alstroemeria Lily Flower Watercolor Painting

I've finally finished my Alstroemeria Lily Flower Watercolor Painting!
As you can see from the blog post below, it looks similar, but certainly a lot of "fine tuning" has taken place. One of the main things that I did was deepen the dark pinks of the shadows and put more golds and yellows into the petals. Whenever dark colors are made even darker next to light ones, like on the far right petals, it makes the flower "pop."
I also properly defined the stems below the flowers. Once they were in, I was able to put shadows and a dark background to give depth and drama.
For the background on the left, I used more layers of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna next to the flower to "push" the flower image forward, also creating greater depth. In the video below, you can see that cross-hatching watercolors can create a rich, deep background that makes the subject of the painting POP! I learned many of my techniques from renowned artists, including Ann Abgott. 
If the video below does not function (I've had a lot of trouble with this!), please click on this link. 
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