I just recently completed 'Spidertree Woman' for the next Changeling Art Auction: 'Strange Brew'. For information on how to bid on this piece, please visit the Changeling's Facebook page for this online event:
The following post is a little glimpse into my process for creating a watercolor painting.
First I start off with my sketch. I usually don't get much more detailed than what you see here. I transfer my image onto watercolor paper using transfer paper. I usually have to erase up most of the transfer lines because they are too dark.
The next step is to block in the color. My biggest weakness is making the blocked-in color too dark, so I'm very conscious of this step. I try to let there be some variations and let happy accidents happen as they may. I'd say for about as many happy accidents that happen, there are just as many un-happy accidents. The key is to try to make them look intentional.
From here on out its just slowly adding details.
And that's pretty much it. This watercolor painting is all ready for the Changeling Art Auction: 'Strange Brew'!
The online auction opens March 13th at noon, EST and ends March 17th at noon, EST: