I am really liking where this painting is taking me! I've wanted to do a tea series for a while, and the upcoming exhibit at Tamarack will gave me the incentive to "get busy". The TEA POT will be a complimentary deep blue with shiny highlights. Shadows will be colorful and FUN! :)
No, I didn't get the photo on wrong! I used this photo to show 2 things: First, sometimes it is necessary to turn the watercolor painting at different angles to get the wash to flow where you want it to go...( ?Life Lesson?) and Second, sometimes looking at the drawing upside down can give you a different perspective on your composition. (OK, DEFINITELY getting too deep with this!)
Life lessons aside, this is one of the paintings I am working on for "TEA in Wonderland", the upcoming TAMARACK exhibit in Beckley, WV. This one is "Earl Grey". It will feature a deep blue tea pot surrounded by oranges. (Complimentary color scheme) I think I will stay with the grey background, but will go a little deeper behind the pot.
Will post when done. Keep painting! :)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.