Sunday, October 20, 2013

Watercolor studies of Fall Flowers

 I love to garden, so I've been playing around with ways to paint flowers. Here are a few of my studies. This amazing October weather has been calling me, so I began by going outside and painting from my garden. Feverfew on the right, don't know the name on the left, but I couldn't manage to catch the periwinkle violet and burnt cranberry.

Went inside and added a layer of texture
I did another study, using resist first to keep whites, reds and yellows strong.
Trying to use a wet on wet style to give a feeling of flowers and grass

Another study, trying to combine what I'd learned.

More work to come!