Moving forward on bringing it all together …
Once again, reality is only a starting point. As I began to lay in color, I needed additional shapes to control the movement of the eye through the painting. Reality is only relative anyway.
Sketchbook drawing: drawn first in pencil followed by watercolor. Erasing pencil line does not work well in my handmade sketchbook with the Rives paper.
Color Scheme: Analagous with one complement – Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange with violet. I used only Cadmium Lemon for my yellow. Cadmium Yellow is too opaque for transparent layers in this sketch. The violet is a mix of alizarin crimson and french ultramarine blue, also for transparency.