The gallery of my art journey. All content and images © Blaga Ketzkarova
Моята галерия. Съдържанието и всички изображения са собственост на Благовеста Кецкарова
I like them, Blaga, and they do look like weeping willows! I know how difficult to paint they are from the days long ago when I painted en plein air. You did a good job, there is depth in them!
Thank you for your encouragement, Judy! I seem unable to solve the controversy between the large shapes and the very fine branches. I start with a wash of the large shapes, which looks fresh, but quite flat. Then I go in to add details and darker shades. This adds depth, but destroys the freshness. I guess I have to figure out how to achieve both from the first wash, with very little additions afterwards...
It's not easy to paint good trees in an impressionist style. I find it very useful to buy "how to" videos so I can watch a technique being demonstrated. I have learned a lot that way - and going to as many workshops as you can on different styles of painting. Your tree does look like a willow.Jean
Thank you for your advice, Jean! I have been buying and reading many books on watercolor, but you are right that sometimes videos can prove exceptionally instructive. I am very glad to welcome you to my blog!
Hi Blaga, very asian influenced, which i love!
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