This is my interpretation of the first step-by-step tutorial in Jean Haines new book: Atmospheric Flowers In Watercolour Painting With Energy And Life. I have gone a little “off piste” with this as regards the step-by-step instructions so mine doesn’t look quite like the example in the book but I think that’s okay. I quite like my finished results.
Colours I used were Daniel Smith’s Cobalt Violet Deep, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian and Cadmium Yellow Medium. Paper is Fabriano Artistico cold pressed 140 lb and it measures 19 cm x 28 cm.
My mum has been given lots of flowers from friends and family after her recent accident so I’m going to use some of them as inspiration for some more flower paintings. I like painting flowers in glasses, vases and jars etc. so I’m going to try and develop this. I need to work on my technique and practice lots and lots… and lots more… !