Friday, August 03, 2012

Vicki's Lotus - WIP 3

Well, I got to add the yellow blossom colors yesterday, and now will try to finish this by nitpicking it a bit here and there. I need to define the leaves a bit more as well as do some edge control here and there. But, I was very happy to see some yellow in this!

8 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

This is looking great - and hard to believe you begin with a violet shadow and that yellow still sings :)

Vicki Greene said...

Wow, shadows are so difficult in yellow and you even did yours in purple and they are still beautiful!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Rhonda and Vicki! After several tries at painting things like sunflowers and daffodils with yellows and trying to get the contrasts I love that make them sunlit, I am glad I discovered the purple underpainting method.

Vicki, what I first loved when I saw your photo is how the lotus blossom lifts itself away from the water, and I am glad that I was able to make that happen in the painting. Now, to add some reflective light/life in the water, I think I will like that better.

mia rose said...

Wow! This is amazing. I've never thought yellow can look this good. With the help of shading it even looks a lot more spectacular than ever.
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Stephanie O'Dea said...

You are so talented, Susan. Until I clicked to see it larger, this looked like a photo to me.
It's absolutely beautiful.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Mia. I do find yellow more difficult to work with, but still keep on trying anyway.

Stephanie, thanks so much for looking! I have painted for awhile and find it to be such great therapy for whatever is going on in my life.

warren samodio said...

This flower looks great on yellow. It gives life to the flower. Great imagination you have there.

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Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks for looking, Warren!