Flowers in Watercolour
This is a watercolour painting of a bunch of flowers that I quickly gathered from the allotment . It’s painted in a loose watercolour style and I can’t really call it a sketch – I spent about an hour and a half on it. It’s in my Lockdown art journal where I can be a bit freer and experiment ( play , really) .
I tried to use more water in the paint and let it flow around . I like using a technique called ‘ wet-in -wet ‘ when you load up your brush with fairly runny watercolour paint and paint it on top or right next to wet paint and then watch what happens ! Sometimes the effects are quite pleasing . Then I exaggerated and worked into the bits that looked effective. I’m not so experienced with this medium but working in an art journal gives you the freedom to try things out , without worrying about ‘ spoiling anything ‘ .
There’s Sweet Williams , euphorbia and verbena in there plus a ferny sort of plant with delicate heads of pale yellow flowers.
At least now I have more time to paint when I feel inspired – instead of putting it on a to-do list !
This is watercolour on paper, a page in my art journal , about 10 inches square. If you want to know more , email me using the form on the Contact page . All my work is for sale at reasonable prices.