I will name this painting when done. This watercolor is 22x30" or a full sheet as we artists call it. I will finish the painting and decide whether or not to put in a background since it is a very busy composition. I did notdo a background with my "Sunrise Bouquet" painting.
After dabbling in oils, I am back to watercolors. The plan is to work on a series of small plumeria paintings. I had glaucoma surgery on my left eye and it is still healing. Vision won't be at 100% but is better than expected. The right is the dominant eye but the two are not yet in coordination. I am hopeful.
I have completed another plumeria painting. This one is 22x30". The background leaves were a bit more challenging but I am happy with the outcome. You can watch progress of my paintings at my Instagram account, paintingsbymarcia, or at my Facebook page, Plumeria Painntings by Marcia.
I added a lot of orange everywhere to show the glow from the sunset. The cliffs on the left are in shadow so were darkened.
This wonderful photo of the Na Pali Coast was photographed by Wilson Barrett who has also provided me with turtle photos for paintings.
This painting is taking shape nicely.
Giving this one a light, more transparent touch. Working on the shadows first.
This is the reference photo for my next watercolor project. I plan to do some experimenting with a more transparent technique.
This variety is my favorite plumeria to paint. I have a photo reference with only flowers and am adding leaves as I move around in the background.