Let’s Party 11X14 Transparent Watercolor

I took several photos of the ribbon section at the grocery store and after careful cropping found this picture subject.  I thought it would be fun and challenging to paint.  I began by drawing and painting the yellow ribbons throughout, then the oranges, etc.  I came back with glazes to deepen shadows to indicate the twists and curls.  I had to make up about a third of the background of the darker ribbons and made sure to follow  the patterns that were visible in the photo.  This took about a week of painting and leaving each coat to dry. It won me a signature membership in a local watercolor society and now hangs in my home.  I wouldn't want to sell it!

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