Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Secret Garden Watercolor, Progress

I'm very excited at this point because just a few more things and I will be finished! I actually keep running down into my basement with the watercolor and placing it on the ceiling tin so I can see what it will look like when it is all finished and framed on the tin.

As you can see, the flowers on the left have been totally painted in. I actually meant to post again before I got so much of the lady done but I guess I was on a roll and couldn't stop myself from painting. I decided to make her a redhead. I'll tell you, out of all the hair colors to paint, I think red is the hardest....I had to combine a lot of different colors until I got a red I was happy with .

There will also be something at the end of her hand, it wont just be a stump. I plan to put a butterfly there, it will be resting on her wrist, so her hand will be behind the butterfly and you will not see it. I'm experimenting on scrap canvas pieces right now, trying to get the right feel for the butterfly I would like to put there, I'm trying a bunch of different techniques so I can try to create the effect that I want. At this point, when I'm so close to being finished, it would be a crime to get sloppy and just put any old butterfly in there, I need to take my time with it, making sure I create one I'm happy with.


Marilyn said...

Ruth, This is just beautiful and I can't wait to see it completed. I admire your work, especially the watercolors.

Ruth Welter said...

Hey Marilyn,

Thank you. This one was really a new adventure for me, I wanted to paint a watercolor that was loose and free and fun. I've really had a ball with this one.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Hi Ruth! Love your blog!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks So Much Jenny.