Floral Still Life #1
9x7in watercolor on acid free paper NFS
A bouquet of flowers in one of my favorite vases.
Still getting comfortable with using fracturing in my
watercolors. This time I tried more of a full set-up
instead of the vignette format. I went a little bit larger
to make it easier. I enjoyed doing it and like parts
of this one very much and the areas I do not like I have
a good idea what I would not do again, and that is
always a victory.
In my last post I asked for advice on painting pale
colored flowers in the interior shade. Outside shade
would have been much easier because the blue sky
would have added a beautiful touch of cool shades.
I really thank those who emailed me and those who helped
in the comment area. I listened and did some (many) sketches
in watercolor using the advice suggested.
When I started
to blog I never realized how important it would become.
I am pushing myself to continue to learn, explore and grow
all because of the support and encouragement from the
community of fellow bloggers.
What a wonderful and special gift . I feel blessed.
The study below happened because of the advice from:
Hilda, Libby, Bruce, Blanche and Carol on my blog and
also more thanks to Sue, Rita, Penny, Dave and Paul
by email. They all basically said to darken the background
and have light hitting for contrast. This one does not capture
the beauty I remember with no strong light for contrast, but
it was impossible for me to achieve that so this is a sketch
that came the closest.
Now to try it in oil.