Monday, June 9, 2014

Whiter Than the Paper

This past Easter I bought a lily for the first time and took some pictures of it.  White is a challenge to paint.  After laying in the dark background, the flower appeared pure white even though the Saunders Waterford 200 lb. CP paper used is more of a natural white.  This is done in a small 6” x 6” square format, which I’ve come to like as it can be completed quicker than a larger painting.  I’m never sure if a painting will work out, but feel this small piece captures the essence of a white lily.

Easter Lily, 6” x 6” watercolor, ©Johanna Cellucci


Ross Lynem said...

This is gorgeous Johanna. The white is brilliant. That is the beauty of watercolour and you have captured it here. Well done.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Thank you Ross. Your messages came through a number of times...have it set to "moderation," so I need to approve them first...rather be safe from spammers!