A little painting inspiration from last summer.
Happy Thursday, friends! 🌼 😊
Black-eyed Susans – July 2018
It’s always good to practice and play. Learning what works and what doesn’t with watercolor takes time and a lot of practice. Allow time to experiment and observe, no need to fuss, just play.
A few notes on my little flower practice below:
I used a round #12 brush (and a #6 for some of the smaller petals).
1 – add a round puddle of color for the flower center
2 – add simple petals around the damp center
3 – add a drop of water in the center of the damp flower and allow it to bleed out into the petals
4 – add a little water to the edge of a few petals and allow the damp color to soften and bleed out
Center: Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Burnt Sienna
Petals: Cadmium Yellow, Hansa Yellow Dark
Below I tried a darker center with lighter petals.
There are so many options…just have fun!
Center: Sepia, Burnt Sienna
Petals: Hansa Yellow light, Yellow ochre
My watercolor painting of Black-eyed Susans reminds me of summer. 🌞
Summer Flowers – 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
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Until next time, share a smile and have a great week.
Happy Painting! 💛