Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
What a special moment my friend and photographer, Lowell Klock, captured when this Monarch and Swallowtail decided to nectar up on the same flower. There are a lot of decisions to make when interpreting a photo into paint. I chose to add ink lines in the end to tie the darks together. I like how it gives it a very illustrative effect. The brownish/purplish background was achieved with many layers of colors which dried in between applications. I really like this approach to watercolor and hope I can master how to use it effectively.