This post will show the final steps for completing Iris No. 8 – On To Glory. I’m posting 7 images, believing a picture is worth a thousand words. Please ask any questions or offer any comments about this demonstration to help guide me with future posts. And thanks for subscribing to my blog!
I’m laying in the second wash with a combination of hard and soft edges. Hard edges are formed when the paper is dry, soft edges, when the paper is wet.
I am now negative painting behind the beard of the iris.
While the paint is still wet, I take a second damp brush and lose the edge.
More lifting to create form and definition with a damp, flat brush.
I’ve painted a graduated wash for the beard of the iris and am using same lifting technique.
And now that deep blue background. Have plenty of pre-mixed pigment. This is not a step to run out of paint 😮
Iris No. 8 – On To Glory, 8×8, Watercolor by June Rollins
How I feel about what I paint
is infinitely more important to me
than what I paint.
Our State Magazine, Mar. 2007