Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ochre Sea Star & Rockweed (Watercolor)

I am pretty happy with how this turned out, although I am stumped on a couple of final details. My first dilemma is whether or not to include the names of the starfish and seaweed, like you see in botanical illustrations. And, if I do add them, where to do it—inside or outside the circle? Which brings me to my next dilemma—should there even be an "outside the circle," or should I just trim the paper in a circle close around the painted area? Or, if I do leave the paper in a square as is, should I maybe paint it, too (I'm picturing very light aqua)? What to do about these options really depends on how I'd like it framed, and right now I just don't know. I'd really like the look of a circular frame, except I think it would look strange with the "frame" I already painted. So that's where square comes in, but I just don't know. I don't want to let go of the circle idea. Decisions, decisions! And oh-so-tedious ones, at that!

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