Watercolor on Arches 300lb paper
Unframed (for now)
I must admit something... I was happier with the computer image more than the actual painting. Sometimes, when the image is condensed into a digital picture, the reds and magentas just seem to "pop". So I went back and restated the orange/ pink/ reds with more intense color (my favorites: Permanent Rose and Quin. Sienna). Painting "white," high key, delicate paintings just doesn't feel natural for me. I prefer high contrast, "punchy" color. For the background, I used the dark green to add direction to the painting and unify the flowers. I also included negative space painting stems to add another layer of dimension.