Some sketches takes days to complete.

Lilies and Eucalyptus in Roseville Vase

The initial pencil drawing took about three hours.  The watercolor washes were done over a period of two days.  I would love to see what a yellow background, rather than the white of the sketchbook paper, might do to energize the still life.  Since the paper is so thin, I hesitate.

The color theme is double complementary, yellow orange / purple blue on the bottom and red/green on the top.  The lavender in the lily facing away, as well as the yellow-greens of the lily bud and daffodils on the Roseville vase helps to tie the top to the bottom.

Sketchbook painting:  drawn first in pencil followed by thin washes of watercolor.

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