Thursday, August 15, 2013

Creating Challenge Days 226 & 227--The Secret Is Out!

Having bestowed this painting on its recipient, I can now share it. (I've previously mentioned this project here and here.) The picture is a watercolor and pen rendition of dahlias.

Here's the watercolor step. I'd been feeling somewhat stressed, and painting this brought me so much pleasure and relaxation. 

The finished product. It's difficult to see in this picture, but I not only outlined the flowers and leaves in black pen (a Micron .01), I also wrote some words onto the background with white pen. I have searched high and low and spent more money than I should have to find a white pen that works on mixed media. I have finally found it! It's a Uni-ball Signo Broad, and I recommend it! I had to order it from Amazon, just fyi.