Weber's Art Studio Blog — close up paintings

How observant are we? A close up leaf exercise in water color.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

It took about 2 months to complete this small painting, doing a little at a time each day.  I was finding it hard to get back into things as a stay at home/work from home Mom.  I decided to get my butt to my table and start small.....with an intricately difficult subject matter.. who does that?!  I enjoyed taking my time and truly observing that which I wanted to replicate.  Here is the progression.   Start of very light, making sure to leave white spaces for light.   Build up the colors & values slowly and carefully. I zoomed into the reference...

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