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This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fourth class.
Did you know that if you really don’t like a watercolor painting (and your paper is of a decent grade), you can run it under the tap and wash most of it away so you can use the washed out background for another painting? I had done that with a painting, and when I saw the reference photo for Melissa Gannon’s first class, I thought I would it for my preliminary painting.
But I liked it, and decided to just keep it and make this the finished painting.
I tried to get a bokeh effect on the upper wing. You know, where the light is so bright that some areas are out of focus and others are bright and clear? You see it a lot in photographs, and I love it. Not sure it worked here though.
And, of course, I went a little crazy with lavender. I think you are going to have to start calling me the lavender lady, lol.