Thursday, April 13, 2017
A New Challenge
I'm so inspired by all the beautiful flowers, both wild and domestic, in my yard and garden that I thought I'd have a try at botanical art.
This is the first step (except for the drawing which came before) of my first piece, silver dollars in bloom. This is a wild flower that has beautiful flat translucent seed pods that are often used in flower arrangements. The flowers are a gorgeous blend of blue/violet and red/violet, with the newer blossoms leaning towards the blue and then turning more towards the red as they age.
I'm working with watercolor which is a medium I seldom use, but it's traditional for this type of art, so I'm going to try to learn how to use it well - a long-term endeavor, I'm sure!
The beginning is pale washes, and as I proceed I will build up the color.