Blooms

I’m always afraid of painting flowers that look stiff and dry. I was quite happy with the results of working on a large page of my Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook. With a good amount of wash on my brush I was able to obtain all kinds of juicy effects and lots of blooms on the blooms.

TulipPage


18 Comments on “Blooms”

  1. Dee says:

    Just right. Love the blends and runs..

  2. Janet Beare. says:

    Love your work & admire your discipline getting out to paint. You might be interested in Nina Johansson’s blog post Jan.25/14 re watercolour painting I the winter cold.
    Cheers, Janet.

  3. Linda Daily says:

    So beautiful to see this lovely sketch on a rainy,grey Portland day.
    What size is your S&B sketchbook? What lovely results you get on the Beta paper!

  4. Ross says:

    I love tulips… they always look like a flower that would be designed by a graphic artist.

  5. Lee Kline says:

    Every upload is a watercolor lesson for me. Thanks, Shari.

  6. Monique says:

    I ahve been spoiling myself for 2 weeks in a row with Costco tulips..
    Yours are BEAUTIFUL.

  7. Connie says:

    Beautiful blooms! Maybe spring is around the corner 😉

  8. Alison says:

    This painting has a wonderful geometric quality to it. I can image it rendered in stained glass. What a great punchy orange. What colours did you use to get the orange, and greens?

  9. Linda Daily says:

    Shari,I have not tried this size but was very happy with the smaller Beta which I filled on
    last year’s trip to NYC and with Portland sketches,also. I find you cannot mess with the paint much once it is dry. I may have to buy this larger one, heaven knows I don’t have enough
    sketchbooks!

    • You are right about that Linda. These books work best if you get it right on the first try. I added layers of paint on my Bosc pears that I did the other day and it didn’t work out that well.


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