Mercedes Peña, watercolors

Mercedes Peña, watercolors

Mercedes Peña, watercolors

We start from a typical street photograph, sunny, with flowers. In the first place a sketch is made where the zones of light and shade are already located. This is Blanca's palette. We caught the eye a beautiful rose: Shell pink, and a very sweet blue: Royal blue. She uses a lot of sienna to light. Once done the drawing, schematic in the support (paper Saunders Waterford, fine grain, 300 g) Start painting the sky, after moistening it. Then the left facade, with very thin toasted sienna. As can be seen in the following image, it extends without worrying about the contours, allowing it to merge with the following walls, where it will then put shade. Continue working bottom and left wall. He told us he used to paint in parts, first one side and then the other, finishing them almost completely before tackling the next part. The participants in the course, watercolorists from Seville and some from Huelva, follow closely the execution of the work. Start the right side, which is more shaded, adding perylene violet to the roasted sienna. Also some prussian blue, all very diluted. The lines of the floor, traced in a masterly way, with its fine brush. His finished work. The photo I took with the ipad, as I could, from the side, so it seems that it is inclined, but it is perfect. And my humble result. I could learn a lot from the composition. The vanishing point on the horizon and perspective, which clearly explained at the beginning of the course. I also easily grasped the use of color, but I lack the ease and freedom with which Blanca paints, and that they give that enchanting touch to their watercolors.

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Elena liked it instantly, and delighted she spent the days caring, pampering and admiring her magnificent flower. I am delighted to have participated in the First Spanish Collaboration of Artists in this world of sweets.