You may remember the beginning of this Bromeliad a week or so ago. I began with a detailed drawing, laying in areas where the light changes on the flower.
The colors on this very sculptural flower are stunning. Laying in the base colors required a wet in wet technique, which I don't often do, and forgot how much fun it is. It took a repeated build up of this method to bring out the rich layed look of the plant.
There are many varities of Bromeliad but I had never seen one like this. When I walked past it in the flower show it caught my eye, what a beauty. The glazing came after the colors were established with the shadows a build up of greens, purples, blues and reds. This will go up on my board but, as always, I will touch up areas here and there every once in a while. This is the second in my "Pua Lu'au" series.
So two complete makes it an offical series. I am planning six paintings all together. They are a standard size to make framing less expensive when I sell them or enter them in shows.
I have decided to title it "Promenade" as a slight play on it's name and because the species is so showy as to beg your attention.
from the series "Pua Lu'au"
Watercolor, 12"x 18"
© Carmella Tuliszewski