Monday bouquet

I’m constantly shifting things around in my palette. A few months ago I took out Sap Green, but for flower painting I find it’s really a necessity. I squeezed out a small blob of it on a corner of my tray, as well as some Deep Sap Green. With the addition of a little yellow there wasn’t much else I had to do to get the right colour for this foliage. Painted on a pad of Arches 140 lb cold press paper, 12″ x 12″.


18 Comments on “Monday bouquet”

  1. Arvind says:

    so wonderful! I love how you handled the delicate edge of the glass jar. I do not know how you did it, but I know there is an edge there


    • Thanks Arvind. I once read, or heard, probably from Charles Reid, that you should just paint the stems and ignore the vase. With that in mind, I try not to pay too much attention to that vase.


      • Arvind says:

        that is ingenious, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed that one edge, I am looking at it again right now. I will remember that little adage from Charles Reid! again just wonderful! I don’t say that often I think.


    • SusanA says:

      I love that edge, too, Arvind. It was the first thing I noticed–after being wowed by the colors!


  2. Jane Carroll says:

    Oh, this is just lovely. I’m going to go find my sap green…


  3. Dang, yer good! You always make it seem so EFFORTLESS!
    I need to really look at this. . . loose, but specific; specific (as in telling the whole story) in such a simple, casual, LOOSE way. I totally envy you for your vision and technique. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Jodi says:

    oh this is EXQUISITE!


  5. TR Duncan says:

    and the blue!… is that a bit of cobalt teal still hanging around your palette? with prussian? or something else?


  6. rosjenke says:

    Your paintings are such a joy. Thank you for providing pleasure……….and thanks for sharing your tips and materials.


  7. This is gorgeous, Shari!! And love reading your tips. Sap Green isn’t a fave of mine, but I always end up grabbing for it with foliage. 😊 I love the way this sparkles with light!


  8. slowlane says:

    Glass, water, flowers, leaves, and light. What more can you ask, in a northern January?


  9. anne farmer says:

    Ah – Sap Green: scary!


  10. Monique says:

    I will always remember those words..I wish that would equate to painting a vase of flowers like you.I too thank you so much for sharing your beautiful artwork with us..almost every day..what else can I ignore?:)


  11. Linda Murray says:

    I too, love this painting, Shari. I like how you leave the white of the paper showing through to suggest space, light or an edge. I really don’t know how to explain it. Anyway, no matter what subject you pick to paint, it is always a winner!


  12. Susan Smith says:

    I’m not a painter, but I LOVE watercolor paintings, and I admire your daily sketchbook and your comments. The flowers are lovely, especially on this snowy day. Thank you for lifting my spirits.


  13. Beautiful! Love that you painted it over the edges of the paper. Looks great!


  14. Laura says:

    Gorgeous. I only dream of being able to paint like this….


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