Watercolour painting wild flowers

 

George paints wild flowers in blue glazed vase

George paints wild flowers in blue glazed vase

Wild flowers gathered from the end of my garden made a soft and less structured still life to paint in watercolour. George arranged his in a striking rich blue vase. You can see the use of sea salt crystals to soften and texture his background wash.

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Three very different approaches using wet on wet watercolour and very dense paint mixes to create rich colours, particularly the acid yellows.

Experimenting with the colours before starting to paint proved very helpful, particularly matching the greens.

Lynn's intense colours and fine detailed brush work

Lynn’s intense colours and fine detailed brush work

Kelly's soft red flowers contrast well with the matt green of the 'honesty' seed heads.

Kelly’s soft red flowers contrast well with the matt green of the ‘honesty’ seed heads.

Tony painted a botanical study of Aquilegia

Peter’s bright blue of these borage flowers are intense against the soft olive greens of the leaves

detailed study in a more botanical illustrative style

Tony has worked aquilegia flowers in a detailed study in a more botanical illustrative style

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