I am a self taught artist with a passion for water colors. Born in India, I was always attracted to the beauty of vibrant colors and deep hues of the cultural festivals. At the age of five I started drawing freehand looking at various story book pictures. Luckily I was born in a very supportive family. They provided me with all the materials I wanted to explore and never forgot to compliment me on my work, which further motivated me and built in me the confidence to continue.
Hi Swati! Thank you so much for your helpful Saturday Sketch series. I have just started to learn water colour and I found your blog. I cannot wait to follow your tutorials. They are so detailed, easy to follow and the outcome is unbelievable. Thank you so much for spending your time making this blog and share your skills.
Did you let the red cadmium washes on the strawberries dry in between layers?
@Toni Alvarado Hi Toni, welcome to the studio! Yes, I applied new layer once the previous layer dried. By the time you go around the individual seeds with your brush (which will take some time), the layer will be dry any ways.
Layering this way will also ensure that the colour does not bleed inside the seeds.
Hope this helps.
This painting is so realistic, I cannot believe it! What color did you use for the shadow under the strawberries?
@Cara Hi Cara thank you for stopping by. I used ultramarine blue and just a little amount of cadmium red for the shadow to suggest the reflection of strawberry on the sheet. Hope this helps! Happy painting :)
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Water color is like a flow of energy and life to me. To me it is a form of self discipline and celebration at the same time. Controlling the flow of water makes itself a complete guide to self discipline and focus.