The Bugler Watercolor
This is another watercolor rendition from the Civil War series I created. I love the way brass reflects and shines as well as the gold cord. Also I’m so in love with color and that of the bright reds and blues of the flag make me happy. I created the background by using several washes of color. First a wash of green. When that was dry, I layered a layer of blue and next one of indigo and purple. These layers are translucent, meaning that the light shines through all and they can all be seen in different intensities depending on the richness of the value. I like to work this way in watercolor so that I get deep rich colors.
What do you think?