Saturday, 20 July 2013

Watercolour work in progress - Jacaranda Pods

I was recently asked how I go about doing my plein air studies so thought I'd post progress photos here.
The study is of a couple of Jacaranda Seed Pods, painted on Arches smooth watercolour paper.


The first pod completed

The second pod drawn in very lightly in pencil

The outlines painted in a very light wash and the pencil erased

First washes of colour

Next washes

Some shadow washes

The study 'Jacaranda Pods'... just needs some shadows...

Colours a bit washed out on scanner...
'Jacaranda Pods', winner of the Watercolour Prize at the Municipality of Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition 2013.