Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pink and White

Another from last year, inspired again by the stunning Bodnant Gardens, near Conwy, North Wales.

I have a bit of a reputation for backgrounds, but for this I decided to leave the background as the white of the paper. I think it works really well, letting the echinacea take centre stage with no distractions!

Pink and White
14 x10, watercolours on Fabriano Artistico 140lb CP paper

2 comments:

shicat said...

I just discovered you watercolor site. Your paintings make my heart skip a beat. Just beautiful.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Welcome to my blog roll! I am enjoying browsing through your site and will have to check in frequently.

I love the way you wove the one stem through the petals of the flower beside it, makes for a much more charming painting. While I find most botanical paintings a bit technical and boring with the white background, this one sings with light and warmth.

Very nice work!