Once I have printed a number of ‘proofs’ or the whole edition with extras as ‘proofs’, I can then set about experimenting with handcolouring techniques and colours until I decide on the final result I want to achieve.
Often I will do a number of different ideas and then leave them pinned to the wall for a while before making a final decision.
For the ‘Regeneration’ design there were some major decisions to make with colour and not just blending colours.
Here are 3 colour samples of this particular ‘Regeneration’ – waratahs design.
Waratahs Watercolour 1 – has pale green outside leaves
Waratahs Watercolour 2 – has deeper sepia type colours