Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hybrid Lilies ATC

Lilies are one of my favorite flowers, and this dwarf variety is my earliest bloomer.  Nestled amid other blooms, this one is the show stopper - begging to be painted!  I have used both India ink and my favorite Levenger Raven Black ink for the lines, and watercolor for the masses.  One must be careful when using that raven black with watercolor - as it will spread readily, spilling right outside it's boundaries if to much water is applied.  But, ohhhhhh, that rich, velvety black!  It is worth all the trouble to attain those deep blacks.  So happy I found a black to absolutely LOVE!  It only took me 30 or so samples to get there!  Painting number 1962 in 1962 days.
ink & watercolor on paper, 3.5x2.5
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