Do you ever wonder how these paintings happen? Well, I will tell you the story of this one.
I was at the Fremont market with my dear husband a couple weeks ago, and I saw this cute little gold frame. It said “Made in Italy” on the back and it was a perfect 5″x 7″ size. It cost me $10, it’s wood, it’s gold, it’s Italian. So now I needed a painting. I have been playing with a technique that goes like this:
take a sheet of paper (Arches watercolor paper) and wet it down with water. While it is still wet add colors. A little here, a little there, primaries, secondaries. Then let it dry – for days even.
Note, the first photo is not the same piece of paper as the one in the second photo.
Next, I start visualizing flowers in the swirls and shapes on the paper; and darken some places and add color in other places. As flowers start popping out, I add detail. And darkness in some areas to bring the flowers forward. I pick all my favorite colors and blend them, putting contrast in to make the pretty colors look even prettier.
Finally, all I had to do was pop it into the frame. Not sure if this frame will work with this painting though; what do you think?
This sweet little painting is for sale ! Would you like to buy it? I’m asking $75.00, framed and mailed anywhere in the USA.