Thursday, May 6, 2010

Porch Wisteria

Yesterday was a bust sketching wise, so here's a watercolor I did this morning. This Wisteria on my front porch is just beginning to bloom. It's very young and doesn't get much light, so it's quite spindly. Yet that quality intrigues me to explore it with paint. The colors are lovely and glow in the sun with golden, reddish, spring green leaves and pale violet blue hues of the flowers. It was an enjoyable painting to do. Challenging too.  Sherryl said something last week that I've been trying to keep in mind every day; "This has nothing to do with reality." Thanks, Sherryl, for the reminder! Done on Arches hp, 12"x9.25".


  1. Well done with some interesting negative spaces and values.

  2. Thanks Lois! Always working on that negative positive space thing. Yin and yang.