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Bird of Paradise....

One of the subjects I used for my watercolor classes this last series was the Bird of Paradise. I wanted to teach how to mix color on the paper as well as on the palette. This is always fun because of the surprises that happen with watercolor.

This is a demo I worked on in class to teach this idea.

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Since I love painting this way, I went home and did a large painting with Stargazer Lilies. I love mixing colors right on the paper and letting the paint, water and paper do all the work for me.

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Tags: bird of paradise, color mixing, watercolor series 8, © 2013
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