Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mennello Museum Watercolor Demonstration

The Central Florida Watercolor Society is doing some demonstrations at the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, Florida. 

One Saturday, I decided to use some tracings I've had ready to transfer to watercolor paper for several years. I finally found the perfect opportunity to paint one of them. The reference photo I used was taken by a good friend, Cheryl West and used with her kind permission.
Watercolor on Paper, 9 x 12 inches
I completed this painting from start to finish for the demonstration. First, I started by drawing the flower on a piece of tracing paper. I then transferred that drawing to a sheet of watercolor paper and painted the flower. You can see me transferring the drawing in this picture.

By drawing on the tracing paper first I can erase and make as many corrections as necessary. This also allows me to use the same drawing multiple times for other demonstrations.

I was scheduled to do a second demonstration on November 28, but got sick so I had to cancel. However, I am scheduled to do another on December 26. I think I'll do some pink and white flowers this time.

More information:
Mennello Museum of American Art
Central Florida Watercolor Society