I recently bought a pad of Arches watercolor paper and decided to limit it to only floral paintings. Today I have one of those paintings to share with you.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💗
My favorite coral pink watercolor combination: Quinacridone Rose + Yellow Ochre + Pyrrol Scarlet (just a tiny bit)
I started by painting the flower petals first. That way I have lots of room and freedom to position them anywhere on the page. Then I can fill in with leaves and stems all around and balance things out.
I’m very happy with the soft petals. While the paint was still wet, I used a clean brush and a little water to soften the edges.
For the flower centers, I used a very small brush and a dark color mix. It took a couple layers of paint to get the deep color that I wanted. The dark color in the center of the flowers really wakes up this painting.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on.
I’ve been working on a wedding invitation for a very special couple.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💜
My plan was to create a simple and lovely wedding floral. I painted this pretty wreath last week and… my son and his fiancee loved it. yay! 😀
I’m so excited and honored to be working on art for their big day. I was very touched that they wanted to include my art on their invitation. 😊 Since the wedding is next fall, I am going to include more fall like colors in the final piece.
I pulled out my color mixing chart to find some nice rich fall colors..
I mixed up burnt orange, burgundy, and other colors that might make some pretty roses.
A few practice roses and different leaves using some of the sample colors. I still have more work to do but think I’m getting closer.
Hopefully soon I will pull out my favorite Saunders watercolor paper and put together a few more wreaths that they can choose from.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.