Art Demo – Ladybird in Watercolour Part 2 Final

Here we are for the last part of this demo (the earlier part can be seen here).


I looked at the ladybird after having left it for 2 days. It looked too weak and I decided it needs strengthening up with richer washes of red yellow and more details around the head, legs and spots.

The painting to the left is the finished result.

So I begin painting with a reddish yellow wash on dry paper on her body – avoiding the black spots.

Please click on this following pictorial demo to the left for what I did next. It will come up nice and big on your screen.
ladybird 3

Tip – Do not panic if paint runs or bleeds. As shown just rinse your brush and dab it on a towel so that it is just damp and lift out/wipe away bleed delicately.

Which frame do you think suits her best?
Enter my poll here now and then leave a comment on this post to explain why you like whichever one and you could win a print of this ladybird.

I will do the draw by random number generator on Tuesday 29th January (2 weeks from now). Good luck all.

ladybug poll
So what choices have I given you? First, how about a totally OTT grand look gilt frame, a more traditional mid brown mahogany frame or a shabby white frame.

Which one does it for you and why? Enter my poll now so we can see which is popular and also leave a comment below to win a print.

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