A bowl of lemons

This project very nearly failed to get off the ground as I made so many mistakes and wrong judgements as I began this class exercise that I thought I’d have to start again. It’s not written in stone that every project go smoothly and even the most experienced watercolour painters occasionally come a cropper. I started this step-by-step demo when I got to the point of no return. I needed to slow down and stop “painting ahead of my brain” as my old mentor, Robert Long, used to say. I had been applying my shadows as clear 15Lemonswash and “losing” the edges before realizing that wouldn’t work. A lot of things weren’t working and I had to regroup and begin thinking before I painted. Photo image by Lillian Bell of Paint My Photo (PMP)

To see a step-by-step of how this watercolour was done, click here.


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