Day 7: Yet more red gum

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Red Gum watercolour

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Today the Red Gum practice pieces received some more attention… one is a bit clearer than previous attempts, but the other is quite messy as a result of trying to add some blue shadows behind the flowers. The cleaner one unfortunately suffers from too heavy a red background and I’m reluctant to try & alter this after the other failed.

I’m not really happy with either – I think I need to find some ‘back to basics’ exercises to learn to control the water/colour ratio of my strokes better. I think I’ll go & see what I can find along those lines for tomorrow….