I had good light working today in the lobby of the Virginia Hotel and decided to document again the stages of a watercolor.
I started with the lights and the palest shades after I had the pencil drawing laid in.
I moved on to middle tones.
Then I started putting in the dark greens, hoping the contrast would make the lights pop.
I saved the rug for last. I try to do the bottom last because that's where I hold it while I work if I need to.
This one took a while with all the detail, but I was pleased overall.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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