Watercolour

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas - NB
Sweet Peas

A loose watercolour sketch of some Sweet Peas from a demonstration in Jean Haines’ World of Watercolour book. It was painted on Arches cold pressed paper. The colours I used were Rhodonite Genuine for the flowers and Prussian Green, Hansa Yellow Medium and a small touch of Yellow Ochre for the foliage – all Daniel Smith watercolours. I love Rhodonite Genuine – it’s a beautiful pink with just a small hint of granulation (although it’s not classed as a granulating paint). My sketch measures 11.5 cm x 28 cm (4.5 x 11 inches).

It’s lovely to be back painting again after not having much time for it lately. Although I dabble with a little mixed media art, collage and acrylics my passion is for watercolour. For me there’s nothing to rival it, there’s no other art medium that excites me like watercolour painting does. Magical things happen when you mix beautiful pigments with water on beautiful cotton paper. My watercolour journey continues…

20 thoughts on “Sweet Peas

  1. Evelyn: the very mention of my FAVORITE mineral, Rhodonite makes me smile. This is a beautiful watercolor. I cannot believe how fast – and lovely – your watercolor progress has been. For sure, your hand is a ‘natural’ for this medium.

    1. Thank you so much Carol. You’re not the first person to say I’m a natural with watercolour, all I know is that I passionately adore watercolour and I’m going to keep working hard to improve and progress…

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