A week of Lavender

Lavender watercolor

This week I have been working on painting lavender. I was inspired by a beautiful painting of lavender sprigs on Instagram by Anee @studiobluedesigns.  I also watched a few videos online and really liked a youtube video by Nicola Blakemore on painting a pot of lavender.  Here is a link to that short video:  Pot of Lavender.  Her painting style was loose and fluid, she shared great tips on color mixing and walked through the entire painting process in about 10 minutes.  Thank you, Nicola!  Below is my attempt at painting a pot of lavender after watching the video.

Pot of Lavender watercolor
Pot of Lavender watercolor

Later I painted a field of lavender:

Lavender watercolor
Lavender watercolor

Color mixing notes:

Light green used in these paintings:  Sap Green (or a similar green) with lots of white. I usually never use white but Nicola recommended mixing it with green to get a light milky green color for the lavender stems and leaves.

Purple:  Aquamarine Blue and Quinacridone Rose (or a similar pink), you can vary the amount of each color to get different shades of purple.

I had fun painting lavender this week while trying to keep it loose and simple. I think I should have varied up the purple more in the foreground but lessons learned!  Hope you enjoy and consider clicking the follow button on the right to receive notifications of new posts by email.

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Happy Painting!!

Patty Anne

Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

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