Not only do I like the way these wild flowers liven up the city landscape of Madrid with bright colors and interesting shapes, I also like the way they announce the coming of long summer warm days of light after a long cold winter.
Wild Flowers in Pickle Jar May 2nd 2015
Here is how I started out
I started with a grid and a light line drawing. Then started in with watercolor working around the paper. My intention is to end with harmony. I try to paint on all areas of the paper before getting into specific detail.
establishing the dark and light areas
This is what is starts to look like when I start to lay in the color. Sometimes I want to put in the color and shape in one shot and in other areas I work lightly so I can go back in again.
Painting in a horizontal position
I point my paper in the direction of what I’m painting to keep all the lines parallel