Written by George Simmons
"Glad's" are beautiful, vertical stemmed
flowers. We will concentrate on painting a single flower from
the plant. Notice the vertical stem running through the image. If
you are not familiar with "Glad's" you might want to find a reference
photo to use as we paint.
The actual size of the painting is approximately 8x11 so I am able
to place it in my scanner and show the different stages as we progress.
1 sheet of watercolor paper: cut to the size you prefer. You
may work in whatever size is comfortable for you. I am using a 8x11
piece of 140# CP Waterford paper for this demo.
Liquid frisket /Masking fluid: If you don't have masking fluid
Brushes: I will be using a #3 and #14 rounds and 1/2 and
1" flat brushes. Anything in that range will work for you. Not too
critical. My main brush is the #14 round. I will paint 90% of the
painting with it. I will refer to the #3 as "small round", the #14
as "large round", the 1/2 flat as "small flat" and 1" as the "large
Watercolour Paints: The colors used on this painting are Aureolin Yellow,
Gamboge Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine
Blue, Thalo(Winsor)Blue , Sap Green and Winsor or Thalo Violet (Optional)
Some of these colors are used more than others. You can use Cadmium
Yellow Light in place of Aureolin if you wish. I will use Winsor
Violet but you can mix a nice violet by mixing Alizarin Crimson
and Ultramarine Blue.