Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunflower Watercolor-A Progression
What you see above is a series of photographs that I took of my latest adventure in floral watercolors.
It portrays a sunflower blossom in the process of opening up.
Sunflowers always bring a smile to my face with their bright yellow sunshiny faces!
Using a technique commonly used by European Impressionist painters like Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, I chose a background rich with purples since purple is the complementary (opposite) color of yellow. Placing complementary colors side by side increases the apparent intensity of each individual color.
I don't believe it's finished yet. I think I would like to see some more development and refining happening in the petals and leaves. Or shall I leave it very loose? Maybe go darker still in the background.
What do YOU think? Please share your thoughts on this by clicking "comments" below. Thanks. I would greatly appreciate feedback on this.