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.
I have not named this wave watercolor painting but it has my favorite ocean colors and feels refreshing.
I love painting large waves! This one is called "Light Beyond."
Because of the Coronavirus, the crafts fairs I participate in have been cancelled until further notice. I will continue to sell the small prints at my paintingsbymarcia.etsy.com shop. I will also begin to market some larger prints and original watercolor paintings there.
I am keeping the blue water similar in my turtle paintings because buyers are purchasing color coordinated prints. The aqua, teal, and turquoise colors are my favorites and are happy colors! Photo credit is given to Wilson Barrett for his inspirational capture of this cute guy!