Carol Carter

23 February 2013

Iris Tutorial






I have worked on an IRIS TUTORIAL for my watercolor class next week.  It will be a simple project to illustrate how I achieve a certain effect in paiting flowers.

This is a slightly abbreviated version-- but here are some steps.

The glaze in the background was added first-- and the rest of the painting follows as you see.

Pigments are:

Winsor Newton

Cobalt Turquoise Light
Aureolin
Winsor Green YS
French Ultramarine Blue
Prussian Blue

Daniel Smith

Quinacridone Burnt Orange

Holbein

Mineral Violet

12 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Thank you very much, Carol!

Maggie Latham said...

Love this!

Mick Carney said...

Gorgeous and thank you so much for your generosity with the detail.

Carol Carter said...

Thank you all... I will be posting tutorials from time to time. hopefully a dvd soon.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing.. :)

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Hani Hani said...

Hi Carol,
May I ask you one thing?
Did you paint around the flower petals by Aureoline in the second step?

Carol Carter said...

yes.. add the aureolin while the blue wash is still wet!

Carol Carter said...

yes.. add the aureolin while the blue wash is still wet!

laura said...

beautiful drawing, and painting. your yellow-greens are so strong and bright!

laura said...

do you paint on hot press paper? your washes pool so beautifully ...

Carol Carter said...

Laura, I paint only on Cold Press paper. Hot press is too slick!