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!


  1. Beautiful work Cheryl. So excited you will be teaching watercolors at RISD this winter semester!