Friday, March 2, 2012

Negative shapes

Back to my old tricks of layering negative shapes upon negative shapes. My backgrounds start out quite loose and then I slowly "carve" out the leaf shapes by painting progressively darker washes. The trick is to keep the washes clean and wait for the previous ones to dry! These irises are 12"x18".

7 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Beautifully done, Annelein!

CrimsonLeaves said...

These are just so beautiful, soft and dreamy. Lovely!

Theresa Evans said...

Really caught my eye ... beautiful.

Balaji said...

This is beautiful!

cathyswatercolors said...

Another beauty! The color awe inspiring.

Debbie Nolan said...

Gorgeous - love your colors

Katie Mac said...

Love this!!