Monday, 22 May 2017

Loose watercolour painting...

This is something I have been wanting to try for a while, especially painting loose watercolour flowers.

I used the wet on wet technique which is where you just outline the flower with a wet brush and then add the watercolour. I really like the technique. It is so much easier than trying to paint every leaf or petal in detail and you can get really quick results.

The inclusion of the real pink carnations in the photo is merely coincidental, they were the only pink flowers I had in my garden. My flowers are meant to be just an impression of a flower, any flower. 

FW2a 
I found it easier to start with a very pale colour and slowly add darker colour a little bit at a time, creating light and shade to my flowers.

FW1a

I like the freedom this technique offers, I want to do more. I will do more!

See you soon x

8 comments:

clavell said...

Yes...please DO MORE! :) Any possibility of a tutorial? Did you sketch it out? How many stages did it take? What paints did you use (pinks are so hard to mix a lovely pink, for me)? Just beautiful...and I love all your work...thank you!

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, beautiful! Jo x

Debbie L said...

so did you use a stamp or literally paint this flower free hand - stunning really stunning

Debbie L said...

so did you use a stamp or literally paint this flower free hand - stunning really stunning

lorraine john said...

Sooo pretty, really you are very talented.

Shauna Todd said...

Sarita, this is simply lovely...it is so soft and delicate!

Sara Barker said...

A lovely watercolor card! Those flowers(yes, they look like carnations) are so pretty; you've done really well making them so realistic in your loose style! Love it!

Tami said...

Wow, love your loose Ffowers! You definitely need to keep making these loose watercolor cards, very pretty!!