Marilyn Bishop’s Art Blog features watercolor on paper, using monotype, rice paper plus collage and experimental techniques for social commentary, spiritual themes, typical images and more.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
These magnolias are growing in my back yard garden. Although they are actually white, I preferred to generate contrasting colors on a blue/purple background. Again I wet the paper and dropped in color. After it dried I studied it at length before deciding to pursue the magnolia sketch design. Lots of water with mingling shades of pink, magenta and yellow created the flowers with chrome green and indigo dropped in the carve out the shapes of the petals. Although not totally realistic, this is a vibrant painting that gave me a great deal of satisfaction to paint.