Yes, watercolor is exactly that!
Don’t you ever wonder why… when you see the seas, the rivers, the lakes.. they look like they have different colors.. but when you dip a brush into any of them.. all you get is just plain colorless water! Well, I used to..
But now I learned that Watercolor paints are pigments held together by a water soluble binder, along with additives and solvents. So.. those pigments have provided us with all the colors. While the nature (ie. sea, river, lake..) as we see have derived their colors from reflected lights and many environmental resources. Amazing, huh? I mean, the early people who got this idea of how to ‘create’ colors from things around them must be very creative!!
Ok.. now, actually I would like to post my finished orchid and show another flower painting I painted last night.
My another flower painting.. I’m not so sure what’s the name of the flower but they certainly looked like some “bells” :). Again, my intention was just to play and play with colors to experiment more with values and contrasts..
Personally, I love the “bell flowers”.. the magical flows of water, the spread of washes, the light that introduces the glow… hmm.. are all working together, making this little painting quite strong.
Already. I guess, I’m on the roll.. :).