I’ve always loved daisies, they are one of my favorite flowers. I have a few different varieties in my garden. Here is a quick watercolor painting from my 7×10 mixed media sketchbook.
A simple composition and sketch with pen. I love the daisies here but wish the leaves were a brighter green.
Daniel Smith watercolors
Winsor & Newton watercolors
Black micron pen .05
Round #10 watercolor brush
Watercolor tips and notes:
- Change your rinse water when it gets cloudy, that may have been why my greens aren’t as bright as I would have liked.
- Don’t overwork it. I think I stopped early enough on this one but I have to always remind myself of this.
- Be careful with the amount of water you use on the mixed media paper. Try to avoid puddles and very watery washes because the paper will wrinkle and buckle up.
- Keep in mind that the more you paint and practice, the better your paintings will become. This was probably the best advice given to me by my watercolor instructors.
– Patty Anne –