This representational watercolor was derived from a still-life reference photo taken by the young artist, Ariana. She has shown an exceptional ability to discern variations in values: which is the magic that gives paintings their "3-D look". In her two years of lessons at The Art of Excellence Studios, this example is Ariana's singular attempt at using watercolors! Additionally, she chose quite a complex subject to depict.
Not only was her drawing carefully executed, but she accurately represented the values that she saw through the application of under-painting and layering colors. Ariana, as an artist and student, did a fabulous job in all her work, and this painting shows just how much progress she made through our lessons. Her diligence and the tutelage that she was given made this work of art possible, and it is no small achievement!