Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Special


Sunflower  watercolor on Yupo 11x14"
One more Yupo experimentation. I used only watercolors, brush and misting with water (thats the summer special!) this time for this painting. Blotting with balled up paper towel I had on hand to remove excess water or paint also added some interesting textures and lines.  The center of the flower was fun to create by dropping a color, misting and dropping another color and watch the textures happen .  I was able to lift the color to show the  sunlight streaking between the petals and the flower head. Next time I hope to come up with a   composition that will lend itself even more to the mingling of colors and challenge myself to find ways to make textures :) 

14 comments:

padmaja said...

The intricacies of light on a flower is itself quite challenging to arrive at and I can see how you have reached up to it through the petals. It was interesting to read about the technique you followed. I am looking forward to a more complicated and challenging composition on yupo soon from you :-)

Melanie Rawlings said...

I have been using Yupo as well.! Very bright and sunny.

meera said...

Thank you Padmaja, I have to consciously make attempts to carry over from one painting to the next what I learnt -somehow it is easy for me to fall back into the same tried and true familiar way of doing things and forget to try these other things :)

Art Trip said...

Sunflowers rule. Unfortunately the squirrels always discover them before I can paint them.

meera said...

Art, at least the squirrels are happy :) Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Crystal Cook said...

Gorgeous work meera. I love, love, love the colors. You've really got this painting on Yupo down. How awesome :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Yupo and you are getting along very well. It makes me want to try it again.

meera said...

Thank you, Crystal -- so happy you like the colors :)

Kathy, Thanks! I am still trying to figure out how and what of textures on yupo!

Anonymous said...

Love this painting... :)
Nirmala

meera said...

Thanks Nirmala --I am pleased how it turned out since it is new surface I am experimenting with!

Arti said...

This painting is very beautiful indeed, in terms of composition and color - as well as the interesting technique that you followed!It must have been fun:)

meera said...

Thank you Arti --yes its a fun surface experiment and paint on.

GB said...

Hi Meera, just found your blog via Padmaja's...Love your artwork. I wonder if you'd be interested in doing an artish showcase over at my blog? you can reach me at gdbinvt[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!!

meera said...

Thank you GB, I will get in touch with you soon :) and thanks for visiting my blog!

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