Friday, October 9, 2009

October 9, 2009 - Day 60

Da Vinci watercolor on Saunders Waterford cold press watercolor paper

Can't decide if I like this painting or not. When I look at it from farther away I love it but when I look at it up close all I see are the flaws and lack of detail.

For this painting I applied the darkest areas first then painted a lighter color over the entire horse. Usually, in watercolor, it is taught to work light to dark due to the transparency of the paint. There are some artists who start with the darkest colors and they get excellent results. I am unable to provide a link to any websites because I can't remember their names. I just remember their paintings being wonderfully detailed and vibrant.

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