Sunday, 11 April 2010

Hibiscus in Watercolour

Watercolour Sketch. 25cm x 18cm Mounted with cellaphane.
For Sale at the Tandridge Art Society Exhibition

This beautiful flower is growing freely in my parent's garden. I absolutely love the colour. This was an exercise in painting without drawing. Wonderful for freeing up the artist. I am forever going on at my students about identifying the main shapes that make up any given subject. By doing this, you will be able to recreate an image in as few strokes as possible. Once the flower and main leaves had been painted, I linked these shapes with a few drawn lines with my sable liner paint brush. It is worth practising painting like this from time to time as it encourages one not to be too fiddly.

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