You all know my motto…..”when in doubt, paint flowers”!! I have been working on the 100 paintings challenge on Wet Canvas and in my case, that means pastels. While thinking about the next version, I got side tracked reading Elizabeth Mowry’s “The Pastelist’s Year”. She is head and shoulders my favorite pastel artist ….and not a bad writer either. So, I thought I’d do a small watercolor tonight. The image is approximately 4 X 6. Once again using Winsor Newton watercolors in my 7X9 sketch book. I definitely need to keep practicing using watercolor. It’s the medium I need to work looser. But, fuchsias are year around happy flowers. So, I hope you enjoy!
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This was such an unusual yellow rose with red edges and red and green leaves that I took a picture of it while walking the dogs earlier in the year. Watercolor, of course, in my 7 X 9 sketchbook. I actually liked the bud more than the opened flowers as the red seemed more intense. Unfortunately, this shot doesn’t show the brightness of the original painting. I may go outdoors tomorrow and see if I can get a better shot. All comment are truly welcome! Remember, this is a learning adventure…..and I can take it
Just a quick flair drawing with water brushed on. Size 7 X 5
I decided to paint the poppies, later the same week… Size 6 X 9.
Another quick watercolor of a spring flower. This was one of our many yellow/orange nasturtiums last year. Size 5 X 7.
The drawing above is of Primroses (Primula polyantha) called Golden Lace. The center of each flower is bright yellow, the petals a deep reddish purple trimmed with white. The colors are so great, I may have to do this one in watercolor.