Hmmm, what to say about this one? I think the paper I used for this is Arches 140# cold press which is the paper I've always used the most but for some reason this seemed to react differently. I had a hard time getting my colors bright which is odd since I used a lot of yellow, orange and red. The colors looked really bright while wet but faded so much when it dried and I had to keep adding layers and I would like it to be even brighter. Maybe I'm just getting used to how beautiful and bright colors are when I use silk dyes on silk and the watercolors pale in comparison.
I think I will try painting a similar subject in another medium and see if I can turn up the heat.
I was playing around with the background and can't decide whether it is distracting or interesting. What is your opinion?
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