Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cosmic Lotus


How do you like this New Age title! I'm playing with my watercolors in preparation of taking a 3-day workshop in Idyllwild, CA with the artist Nicolas Simmons the end of this month. My first exercise is of a lotus flower surrounded by lotus pads. I used the glazing technique layering colors from the lightest to the darkest hue using yellow, orange, red, blue and green. I added more yellow on top of the pads to detail the veins and white to make stars in the night sky/pond. I like the effect and toyed with the idea of adding gouache but decided against it for now.

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