Alstromeria Watercolour Painting Progress

Took a little extra time this evening to work on my alstromeria painting. Will not be called that in the final titling, I promise! I love this photo, taken just as my Valentine's Day bouquet began to wither. I love macro photography, and it's so fun learning how to do it, using my limited equipment.

Would you believe I actually tried to paint this first in acrylics? Foolish thought. Acrylics in my hands cannot capture the beautiful transparency and delicacy of the colours. I think if I am to use the two canvases I recently purchased, it will have to be a complete departure from anything I do in watercolour - which is why I've covered over my acrylic first effort in a dark antique white and am planning a mixed media/collage attempt - maybe a merging of painting and scrapbook style, seeing as I love both!

I want to finish my watercolour alstromeria first and my goal for this piece is to keep it simple. No multitudes of glazes for this one! Lots of wet-in-wet work though.

Speaking of should see my kids after playing outside these days! Spring is definitely here, and spring in the Peace River country means MUD. Magnetic for my two-year-old!

ArtAngela FehrComment