Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pattys Plum - final painting

I have a confession - I don't always enjoy the painting process! Shocking, I know, but sometimes it's a struggle, decisions don't come easily, and getting to the end is a battle.

Occasionally it seems like a watercolour just paints itself, the brush has a life of its own, and you arrive at the final painting feeling like you hardly did anything! This was one of those paintings and, as always seems to happen when I enjoy the process, I love the painting!

Pattys Plum
14" x 11"
watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white 140lb paper

Pattys' Plum WIP continued...

This has been so much fun to work on! I loved painting the ruffled petals and dark markings! These are the last WIP images, I'll post the finished work later.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pattys' Plum

I've been working on a new watercolour of a Pattys' Plum poppy - a wonderful ruffled flower in rich plum shades. I'm loving the challenge of depicting the wrinkled, paper-like petals with pigment and brush!

I should get at least close to completing it tomorrow...... fingers crossed!