Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lavender Earl Grey with Lemon

Original Watercolor

It's always a challenge to paint "white on white", especially in watercolor.
I don't use any masking agent or white paint. Just pure transparent watercolor. The tea bag is made of silk.


  1. Hi Michele! Another Winner! The mingling of the colors is lovely. I'm curious? Did you do the background all at once, wet-in-wet, or was it done wet-on-dry? I can smell the aromas of the lavender and the lemon!
    Smiles, Cindy

  2. Hi, Cindy,
    Thank you for your kind words about my work. I am pleased to know that my work is appreciated.

    In answer to your questions about the background: Yes, I painted the background after the main subject. It's a combination of pale, wet on wet washes, allowed to dry and superimposed with some direct strokes that have been blended out and then dropping in a few shadowy "shmears" while still wet. The hard part is waiting for the right time to get the edges I want.