Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tropical Island

Original Watercolor - 11x15
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My brother is lucky enough to live in Hawaii on the island of Kauai. We have taken the kids over several times for a visit and it truly is paradise. Tropical weather, wonderful beaches and of course beautiful flowers blooming everywhere.

I began this painting as a class demo and wanted to show my students how to create a vignette by letting the paint run off the bottom of the paper. A vignette is when you don't paint everything in but leave some white paper to create a light, loose look in your composion. You can also see where I begain to use negative painting to start defining the petals of the hibiscus and some of the leaves.

Doesn't it make you wish you were on a topical island somewhere?

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