Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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This second drawing is one I traced from the first drawing so I could transfer it to watercolor paper. In this step I eliminate all unnecessary detail and sketch lines that I did not want. I will also adjust the pivot or angle of some parts. I will trace this lightly onto the paper, therefore any small details can be lost. Also, a transfer is an approximation. Once I start adding color to the painting, I follow my eyes and my instincts, The transfer gives me a reference point so my image is not too distorted.
Here is the finished watercolor. I completed it in two sittings, a week apart. I had to cut more flowers because the original had died. I find this painting acceptable but a bit of a characterization instead of a good observational treatment. Unfortunately, my mind wondered at a few crucial moments during the process - much of that having to do with acquiring a new puppy that likes to chew on everything and needed house-training.