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Gallery Uptown water color artist offers a basic watercolor lesson here. Linda is known for her wet-on-wet style and has periodically offered watercolor lessons in her home.
The object is to control the paint-to-water ratio. Here all
the white of the paper was lost so I lifted pigment with a rag.
Cover the painting with a clear plastic sheet and use erasable markers to try out design ideas.
Darken the negative (non-flower) areas with same colors already used.
Chalked flowers stand out from the background that has been further darkened with the original paint.
Draw the next layer of flowers and paint everything that is not a flower. As the back ground gets darker, the first layer looks lighter in comparison.
Continue adding color to give your painting more depth.
Put the plastic back on to draw stems
Please note that image presented here is merely a painting “detail” for purposes of this lesson. It is not the entire painting.