12 X 18 watercolor & pastel on 140 lb paper. I used my own photo of petunias outside of our place in the sun.

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Comment by Walda Juhl on March 29, 2016 at 7:07

Thank you, Silvana!  i really worked on getting the "light" and it does look better.

Comment by Silvana M Albano on March 28, 2016 at 11:29

This is a nice watercolour Walda!

Comment by Steinunn Einarsdottir on March 26, 2016 at 22:35

Lovely watercolor Walda, you got them sitting well on the ground.

Comment by Dorian Aronson on March 24, 2016 at 16:48

Love your Petunias.  They look so alive.  Smiles :)

Comment by Michael J. Severin on March 22, 2016 at 11:05

very nice.  it now looks like glorious sunlight instead of white paint.  this is a good example of painting the light instead of just the local color of the object .... good job.

Comment by Walda Juhl on March 22, 2016 at 9:03

Michael, here is rendition #2; little different with a lot more light.  Better?  I appreciate any comments.  Thanks, Walda

Comment by Walda Juhl on March 21, 2016 at 8:24

Thank you , Michael, for more information.  I will follow & let you see the results!!

Comment by Michael J. Severin on March 20, 2016 at 9:45

more warmth and darker value within the deep shadows ... warm because sky light is not penetrating that deep into the foliage.  then punch up that great dappled light hitting the planter box ... that is a knockout element that you failed to include.  punch up a few highlights on those middle value green leaves.  where sunlight is slamming into a flower, some of that warmth will bounce back to the shadow side. paint the light, not the flowers.

Comment by Walda Juhl on March 20, 2016 at 5:49

Michael, I actually was surprised by your comment as I thought leaving the white of the paper against the dark blues & greens gave me the contrast I needed.  Oh, well, try, try again....

Comment by Michael J. Severin on March 20, 2016 at 1:47

More contrast and more light!!  Show the light!  


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