Barbara Parish ~ Southern California Watercolor Landscape Painter
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Bougainvillea Demo at the Mission San Juan
Bougainvillea, a magnificent blanket of flowers. This Opera colored attention getter had the class grabbing for their watercolor brushes.
This little demonstration was the challenge from Carole. Paint that!
I painted wet into wet by charging in a light tone of Opera, then medium tone of Opera, and just before the shape dried I added intense Opera. So, the Opera color gave me the light, medium, and dark I needed to make form. I did some negative painting for the few green leaves trying to show through the blanket of Opera flowers.