I decided not to use masking fluid for the stamens and will paint around any areas that need to be saved using a very small brush.
I took this photo at the Allerton Gardens on Kauai about 6 years ago. Should be a fun challenge.
I am calling this heliconia watercolor "finished." It is 12x18" in size and I will have smaller prints on my website and in my paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com store eventually. Thanks for following along. The original will be at the fair tomorrow in Princeville.
Well, this was a fun one to paint! Nice and loose so unlike my usual realistic flowers. I plan to do a few more in the wave series.