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Monday, May 14, 2012

YES! I Started Again!

I just wasn't quite liking the way this looked ...

So I started again, with a smaller format [ 7 x 7.5 in. ] and much more yellow in the flower.

Then some orange siena

Lots of playing back and forth with the alizarin and the orange.

I thought a leaf would be a good foil. There are two blacks - a harder black of alizarin and phthalo green, and a softer one of quin. burnt orang, quin. violet and indanthrone blue. It's not quite finished yet ...


As ever, please feel welcome to leave comments. 

14 comments:

  1. That complimentary green really balances the painting. And I must take a bow because you can start a painting all over again and finish it. I can never do that.

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  2. BEAUTIFUL, Kathryn! I love the yellow, I am almost addicted to yellow for glow in a painting lately. In my experience yellow makes the reds more 'red'. Thanks for sharing the steps!

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  3. Usually I can see why you'd want to start again, even though I'd be inclined to finish each, as watercolour changes even as you progress.. but this time, I actually prefer the first. Nowt so queer as folk, eh? :)

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  4. I find it interesting to see you plan what has to be done at each stage. There's more to this painting business than just slapping on a bit of this and a bit of that, isn't there :0)

    Clever and a lovely outcome, Kathry.n

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  5. That's the beauty of watercolour - you can start again and reach the same stage in no time! It looks beautiful already :0)

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  6. How nice to see the progress in your work! I would love to do the same!

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  7. It's looking beautiful Kathryn! I really like the color harmony this second one has. And the close crop really makes it pop! :)

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  8. Good call and good eye for this one - you made it more powerful by giving it more space in the picture plane and you gave us a little extra with the leaf. Beautiful!!!

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  9. I think the top one also has a character of its own. Must appreciate your resolve to be critical of your work. I wish I could also do the same.

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  10. I think the top one also has a character of its own. I do appreciate your resolve to be critical of your work. I wish I could also do the same.

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  11. I can't believe you started all over again....but the second one is stunning too...yes, too..because I actually like the first one very much. Either way you just do stunning work ! xx

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  12. Truly beautiful, Kathryn!!!

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