Once a painting is done, you forget what it looked like in the process. I thought it might be interesting to document the stages a painting goes through. Above is a photo of my watercolor setup.
Here you see the painting with the first light washes laid in. I usually work on the lightest and warmest colors first.
Now I have a few more washes of color added to the painting.
Here I'm beginning to add in some cooler color washes.
Once I've got the lighter washes in, I can start adding darker colors
Adding the black and the final touches makes the other colors "pop". Here's the final painting. (This last one was also photographed using only the sunlight. The lamps made the previous photos have a yellowish color cast.) Now I'm ready to scan this in and create some prints.