Thursday, August 21, 2014

Punica granatum by Linda C Miller

 "Pick up Sticks"
Punica granatum
Watercolor on Paper, 6 x 4 inches
Copyright Linda C. Miller 2014

This piece is called "Pick up Sticks,"  a painting created with two over-lapping branches.  I used 140lb hot press Fabriano traditional white paper.  One of the advantages of using the 140lb paper versus a 300lb weight is that I can manipulate the layers more easily.  I lifted and added color, four times to get this textured effect on the pomegranate fruits.  What is very important is that you allow the paper to dry, completely, before you go back in to manipulate the layered color.

It did dull down a bit because all three primaries are in the element.  So to give it a color lift, I added both Quinacridone gold and red along the way. 

Happy Painting, Linda

Linda C. Miller Artist Naturalist Instructor
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