Saturday, March 16, 2013

I've been spending more time working from life recently, it's a challenge but I've found it easier to paint directly from life than drawing first.... I have more freedom with a paintbrush, pencils are too static and restrictive.

I bought a bunch of wonderful parrot tulips, they're amazing to paint!  All the frills and flounces would have taken me hours to draw accurately, so I dampened the paper and started adding colour, developing the curves and ruffles as I went.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!

Orange Parrots - ©Ruth S HarrisWatercolour, 15" x  11"



6 comments:

Mercedes Ares said...

Muy hermosos y coloridos lirios. Felicitaciones!!!!!

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

wonderful painting. It is freeing to let go of the pencil.

Studio at the Farm said...

This is an amazingly detailed flower to paint without drawing. Kudos to you for creating such a beautiful rendering!!!

aurora cabeza said...

Precisa acuarelas
Saludos

Kev's Art said...

Masterful handling!! I love the way you use colour and the fresh, liquid way you make it work for you. It's a way of painting that I aspire to but I'm a long way off at the moment!!!

javi said...

Muy buenas acuarelas, preciosas flores. Saludos