I've just completed this painting (half sheet) titled Poppy Dance. It was
created in transparent and opaque watercolors using Mission Gold paints.
The painting process is not what you'd expect. I started off with an overall
theme, poppies, and then winged it from there, as you will see in the images
below. In the end, I continue to learn how to let go to keep some areas
loose as compared to other areas with 15-20 layers.
*** THE KEY in layering watercolors - thoroughly dry the paper in
between each layer AND use 1 or 2 brush strokes when applying
the next layers on top of existing areas so that you do NOT
activate the paints underneath. The overall colors will stay cleaner!
YES, I really did
start this painting
with these 3 simple