Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Clay Pot and Tulips painted in watercolor

I start with 140 lb coldpressed watercolor paper. I put a very light drawing on the paper.

I begin with a base of light color
adding the color to the flower pot.

Darkening some of the areas of the painting.


Adding more detail as I go.





Deeping the colors with an extra wash.


Clay Pot with Red Tulips
Clay Pot with Red Tulips, painting by Delilah Smith

The final painting.

Clay Pot with Red Tulips
Clay Pot with Red Tulips, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Clay Pot with Red Tulips
This painting is 12x9 and painted on 140lb coldpressed watercolor paper.

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD

How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Painting Wild Flowers.




I was on my morning run when I notice a field full of Queen Ann's Lace. I knew I had to go back and take some pictures and my sketch pad and try to capture what I felt in the swaying heads of the delicate weed.I think they are prettier than most garden flowers and have loved them ever since I was a child.





Queen Anne's Lace is found all over the United States and goes by many different names: Wild Carrot, Birds Nest Weed, Devils Plague, Fools Parsley, and Lace Flower. You have probably seen it growing by the roadside.




There are many stories as to how Queen Anne's Lace got its name. Probably the most popular one is that when Queen Anne was making lace she pricked her finger and bleed. The red flower in the center signifies the drop of blood from Queen Anne's finger. All I am sure of is I

Queen Anns Lace No. 2
Queen Anns Lace No. 2, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Queen Anns Lace No.2
12x9 watercolor on 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD


How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
Or, send me an email

. p>Queen Anns Lace No. 2
Queen Anns Lace No. 2, painting by Delilah Smith

Price: $100 USD


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Friday, July 2, 2010

Painting a Sunflower in Watercolor

I thought I might start sharing some of the process of how I paint in watercolor.



I start with a light drawing in pencil. I have drawn this a little darker then I usually would because I want it to show up in the photo. I sometimes do a dark line drawing like this to use for my hand embossed aceo prints.I prefer to draw directly on the watercolor paper.
I am using 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper. I start with some base color washes. I am using lemon yellow here.

With a large brush I do some lose washes in the background and then add some yellow ochre in areas of the sunflowers.



I keep darkening areas of the painting. I am adding some burnt sienna here.


I like the way the sunflowers look here and I could stop paintings right now but I think I want a little more moodyness in this painting.How can I have Weeping Sunflowers if there isn't a mood?



Yes, I think it is there. I have added some browns in the lower corner to bring your eye into the painting and I have also warmed up the top left with a little more rose color.



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