from "The Flower Feast" series
Watercolor, 12" x 18"
© Carmella Tuliszewski
I'm always attracted to subjects that glisten in the sun. But that's because I love to paint the shadows.
These shadows are filled with Thalo Purple, Vermilion hue and Permanent Rose with a splash here and there of Hookers Green because complements make the best shadows. Since greens are not staining colors they are easily picked up and thats how I add the veins. Run a thin brush with a little water along the line you wish and a quick pick up with a tissue does the trick.
But this, as with most of my paintings, is more about value than color. I always keep a black and white copy with me while I paint. It makes it easier to see the darks and lights.
It's great to get back to work after a very busy end of summer.