I have been practicing washes in watercolor. I drew a generic flower freehand, so I didn’t have to be concerned with things like anatomical correctness, likeness or too much perspective. The idea was to make two or three washes of different hues meet with a smooth transition at a line or curve of my choosing. Each petal as an individual pool of washes.
I couldn’t do it. My washes were all over the place. I can do a single wash and control it enough for it to end where and how I want. Then when it is dry I can put a second wash of a different hue over it or next to it and control it enough to do the transition. But not two wet washes simultaneously. More practice is needed.
My painting teacher liked this little watercolor, a dear heart that she is, and encouraged me to finish it. I am glad I did because in the process I learned how to deepen my hues with Sepia. Here it is. I am off to practice more washes.
7” x 9” (18 x 24 cm) watercolor on paper