White Lily Watercolor #1

I had a beautiful white lily on my kitchen table with the perfect light framing it from behind. After taking a quick shot of it with my camera I setup to draw and paint that beauty. I was a little worried about getting the same drama I felt when looking at it because it was a white flower. But if you look closely no surface is just plain white. Hehehe. Here is a shot of the layout sketched onto 300 ob watercolor paper with resist or mastik applied to the edges of the lily itself to help reserve the white areas. I began with the background wash done lightly. I had to puyt in a light green wash for the greenery to keep iut separated.

white lily layout

Author: artist

An artist with realistically surreal colorful style in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Valerie Woelk.

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