Flowers in my sketchbook

Cosmos watercolor flowers

Today I have some pretty Cosmos flowers to share with you.

Cosmos watercolor in progress

This is an in progress view of my watercolor painting. At this point I had stopped painting thinking that it was finished. After looking at my photo I could see that it needed a little more work. It’s always good to step back and take another look.

I decided to strengthen the color of the flowers and add more detail in the center.

Cosmos watercolor flowers

I think those changes made quite a difference without overworking the painting. It seemed to really wake up these happy flowers. yay!

One interesting note that I wanted to share about this painting is that I used only a small flat brush (1/2 inch) and small liner brush (#1). I’m always amazed what is possible with a flat brush the more I use it.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Jump in and let the magic happen. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Author: pattyanneart

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

8 thoughts on “Flowers in my sketchbook”

  1. Great advice about stepping back, I often think something is not quite right and put it aside, then with fresh eyes I either see the solution right away or realize it’s finished after all! Your flowers are lovely, and darkening the centers really makes them pop!

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