Watercolor Rhododendrons

Watercolor Rhododendrons

Glazing washes of watercolor (the art of grisaille) involves layering translucent colors to create a range of values that glow. If that sounds easy, guess again.  There are days that I feel blind, like a child trying to make sense of letters on a page while learning to read. In truth, I am training my brain to see beyond the obvious, in hopes of interpreting the shadows and tones to enhance the light.

Oh to attend a watercolor class by master artists like Arleta Pech, Susan Harrison-Tustain, Ron Hazell, Peter Woolley, or John Lovett.

In the meantime, I stumble on….

This is my first attempt at glazing. I completed this painting using only four colors: cobalt blue, permanent rose, quinacridone gold, and antwerp blue. Rhododendron Watercolor Flowers(Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)

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