Monday, October 22, 2012
Magnolia Tree Blossoms
This is another of my daily paintings - I learned a lot while doing this...the most important lesson is that magnolia tree blossoms are NOT easy to paint - the way they are shaped is very difficult to create in watercolor. This painting is small - 6"x 10" and is painted on 140 lb. Strathmore cold-pressed watercolor paper. In my opinion, this paper takes the paint differently than what I have been using...the paint lays on the surface and absorbs in a different way. It also doesn't take "punishment" very well - lifting, scraping, etc. Paper does make a big difference and for some people this paper probably works well - just not for my style.