As you know I do at times struggle when painting flowers. I don't know why? They are just shapes and colours no different to anything else!! Well not really I want to give them the delicate form of petals, transparent bright colours and pure beauty. Not an easy task!
Above you can see my preparation of attack.
Saunders Waterford 140lb paper
Winsor Blue, Quinacridone Rose, Winsor Violet,
Cadmium Yellow and Transparent Yellow
You may notice two little wooden egg cups of pure colour ready to be poured on.
A new tactic, with the help of the waterspray.
Primary colours of Yellow, Rose and Winsor Blue were allowed to merge freely on the paper.
Secondary shades of Orange and Green developed. Notice the Daisies had been masked out first and a little light on the Jam Jar to save the white paper.
Dark tones of Green and Winsor Violet painted in a negative way helped to form the flowers and Jam Jar. Some areas were softened with water.
More flowers are added thinking of tonal values, I often applied paint and then removed it, then added some real juicy darks to show depth. Transparent Glazes helped to bring flowers forward.Masking was removed when all the paint was dry. Pale shadows helped to shape the Daisies. Most of all I had an afternoon of fun practising new techniques.
Daisies and Buttercups in Watercolour
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