Look what paid a visit this week. They came to tell that spring is near. Their small petals brought joy and promise that warmer days are coming.
Flowers seem like God's love notes. They always speak to the heart.
Seeing these beauties blooming got my brushes moving.
I tried two different techniques on this blossom. The one on the left was drawn over a wet into wet under painting. The right one I drew the flower first and then painted it.
Both were fun to do but my preference was the first.
Janet Whittle's "Watercolor Flowers" and "Painting Flowers and Plants" have some wonderful exercises to try. One of those was dropping color into a wet wash and letting the colors mingle and then drawing the composition after everything is dry.
There are so many ways to capture the loveliness of a flower. Like each of us every plant has its own personality. Isn't it great that there is such diversity?
So glad you stopped to visit. Have a blessed day.