This week I had the opportunity to derive inspiration from another instagram user. @catherinebythesea has beautiful flower photos in her feed and I can’t help but ask her permission to use some of her photographs for another flower study. Of course I was thrilled when she said yes.
My reference photograph.
I only got the lower portion with some of the buds. Hence the circle as border, symbolizing a macro shot.
Paper: Canson 200gsm
Pigment: W&N (winsor violet, olive green, permanent sap green, burnt umber) and holbein (cadmium yellow deep, quin magenta, mineral violet)
Brush: escoda optimo sizes 2, 6, cotman size 2, and a liner brush daler rowney 10/0
Painting Size: 5in x 7in
There are no special techniques I use only that I try to blend the colors and try not to create mud but I do love to put edges in my paintings. I love that each piece has some sort of border. Maybe coloring book pages were a great influence. 🙂 Also, I’d like to share that I have let go of being precise with the sketch. Aiming for a precise sketch only stresses me out, so I just do what I can and hope its somewhat similar to my subject. No stress, only happy hopeful thoughts.
I am grateful to be given the opportunity to learn, enjoy the process, and slowly discover how I want to present the things I paint. Each watercolor piece takes time and requires a lot of patience. I am not only learning the ins and outs of the trade more so, I am learning valuable lessons I can surely apply in life.