Saturday, May 07, 2011

Not quite white

I've enjoyed the challenge that comes with painting white flowers, getting the balance between coloured shadows and white highlights right.  I'm very pleased with how this has worked, the shadows are delicate but not boring grey.
Blushing Bride
Watercolour on paper, 15" x 11"

8 comments:

laura said...

Your washes in the flower are so delicate, yet full of subtle color. Nicely done!

debwardart said...

Good job!

Mojtaba Abtahi... said...

so beautiful.i like it

cathyswatercolors said...

Not quite white but quite beautiful.

Sadami said...

Dear Ruth,
Lovely work! Yes, white and black are tricky colours for watercolourists. Thank you for sharing it.
Kind regards, Sadami

Barb Sailor said...

Ruth - your whites are so brilliant they are blinding - such skill in painting - I love this - delicate shadows and brilliant light - wonderful combination!

Ruth S Harris said...

Laura, I am glad you think so, thank you!

Thanks Deb!

Thank you for your positive comment Mojtaba :)

Thank you so much Cathy!

Dear Sadami, yes, I find black impossible in watercolour, it's so dead. Thank you!

Barb, I find my choice of paper make a big difference, I almost always use Fabriano extra white which is a very white paper, perfect for floral watercolours. Thank you!

Maria Emilia Moreira said...

É uma maravilha para os olhos! Você domina completamente as aguarelas.Todas as suas flores são belas.
Maria Emília