It seems I started this painting a long time ago. It's been sitting on my table untouched while I allowed myself to be distracted by projects around the house. But finally, I took a seat and took focus to the finish. This is the first in a series which I will convert to a collection of note cards.
There is a lot going on here, wet in wet, glazing and lifting not to mention many, many colors.
Color reacts to the colors around it. Placing a blue shadow next to an orange area makes that orange all the more brighter to the eye. Most of my work is glazed by a careful build up of color layers.
The "out of focus" grouping in the back was worked through a loose wet in wet and outlining the grouping with a very subtle halo of peaches and greens.
from the series
Watercolor, 12" x 18"
© Carmella Tuliszewski