Your Watercolour Paintings › Seranda’s Garden and Sunflower
September 27, 2018 at 04:41 #96720
Inspired by Patrick’s recent floral tutorial, I painted these on hot press 140 lb. Arches. Size 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” to be attached to stock watercolor cards and given to two members of our neighborhood art group who are celebrating their birthdays tomorrow.
I haven’t painted in a long time and it shows. Seranda’s Garden started out looking okay but then I started fiddling. I know I needed to use more darks but was timid to make more of a mess. The sunflower was done quickly. It looked bland, so I decided to add the blue background to make it stand out. My hand was shaking.
The recent art being submitted by new and long term members is very impressive. I look forward to seeing more from such talented people.
By the way, I am the proud owner of Patrick’s floral which I purchased from eBay. I’ll post it after it is framed. Check out his paintings on eBay, they are very reasonably priced, and help support his generous teaching,
September 28, 2018 at 01:44 #96733
These are both lovely paintings and will make beautiful cards! So glad you shared these. 🙂
September 28, 2018 at 02:33 #96739
These are both really beautiful! I love all the colors, too. 😀
September 28, 2018 at 05:14 #96741
Thank you Judy and Lora. I appreciate the compliments from two very talented artists.
September 28, 2018 at 09:51 #96747
Hi Carol great to see a couple of your paintings. Both are fresh, lively and full of colour. I love the power of blue against yellow and your sunflower demonstrates this perfectly. You have created a lovely range of greens in your first painting, subtly suggesting some leaf shapes without going over the top. Both are lovely works thanks for sharing 🙂 I am pleased you were happy with your painting and I look forward to seeing it framed up. Thanks again.
September 29, 2018 at 19:38 #96765
Hi Patrick, many thanks for your positive comments. It felt good to be painting again. The small ones reminded me of when we did the 15 minute challenges which is how I first was introduced to PW. I was less intimidated back then because I didn’t have much time to think and procrastinate. It was fun. Maybe the newcomers would like to give it a try, Enjoy painting. Carol
September 30, 2018 at 18:29 #96775
Your sunflower is really striking, and I think hand painted cards are very special. I am sure the recipients of these will treasure them.
October 1, 2018 at 16:29 #96792
Patricia Claire BranderParticipant
Very pretty pictures, both of them. I particularly love the natural, vibrant look of the garden flowers. I notice how you have done the white flowers by negatively painting them. That is something I struggle with and would appreciate some tips from Patrick on how to do it, especially with foliage.
October 2, 2018 at 04:53 #96803
These are lovely! Small paintings-good idea especially as warm ups. Think I’ll try that!
October 3, 2018 at 00:47 #96815
Thank you brynteg, Patricia Claire and PCampbell for your comments. When you run out of wall space these little paintings can be framed and placed on a shelf or table.
I’m attaching two framed cards which Patrick painted. Hope they come through for you to see. Hope you will try a miniature.
Thanks again, Carol
October 3, 2018 at 00:50 #96817
October 4, 2018 at 05:00 #96833
Howard WParticipant14 pts
Your blues in your paintings were stunning. They pulled my interest in. Nicely done.
October 4, 2018 at 05:17 #96836
Thank you, Howard. Usually I use a lot of purple, but I love blue as well. Glad you were attracted to the color.
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