and two to go. The Tutsan leaves were, as predicted a great challenge. Lots of colour, lots of veining and lots of light and shade. Still, I enjoyed doing these and loved sloshing lots of paint about, managing to use a big brush to get the washes on. So much of the work I do is with tiny brushes and magnifying glasses, it makes a change to work on a bigger scale.
The leaves are quite yellow in places and have some brownish-red markings as a characteristic. making sure I didn't forget to put these on, I mixed the colour early so I would remember to use it! Trying not to overdo the veining, in order to maintain some of the lovely shine wasn't easy, it is so tempting to keep going.
|At the beginning of the day, there is lots to do.|
At least the early washes are on.
One side of each leaf appeared more yellow than
|Building up the detail.|
Indanthrene Blue, Cadmium Yellow,
Lemon Yellow along with some red made
the main mixes here.
|At the end of a long day,|
just a bit more to go.
As this is published, I will be painting.