Watercolor, 16" x 20"
©Carmella Tuliszewski 2011
After redrawing the flower on Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, I spend a few hours experimenting with color, making charts as I go and notes about combinations. Once I start painting it becomes an intuitive process and having the charts and notes by my side gives me an uninterrupted stream of thought as I work. I also work from the photos on my laptop. This allows me to see the color of light rather than the color of pigment, a more true reference.
Once I get it about two-thirds of the way through, I close my laptop and continue to completion.