Unfinished bouquet

I guess it was worth it to have spent a little more on the red bouquet because it’s been hanging around for weeks and still looks good. I love to draw flowers in different states of decay, using different materials. In this case, first was watercolour, second was in Procreate, and hopefully the third one will be in gouache, if I can get to it before it’s completely gone.

15 Comments on “Unfinished bouquet”

  1. Marylin Smith says:

    It’s gorgeous, Shari….I live in Queensland Australia and we are lucky to get one week out of a bouquet and of course watercolour dries so quickly (as soon as the paint hits the paper!)…. I am really looking to the slightly cooler weather of winter…….


    • Marylin, we have been reading about the recent weather conditions in Queensland. I hope you’re not in an area that was affected by all that flooding.
      A few years ago I painted in Utah, where the paint dried before it touched the paper, so I have some idea of what you go through. Hope it cools off soon.


  2. Bernadette says:

    A fellow member of the art association I belong to, just submitted a painting done in Procreate. She said she would be glad to help me explore working in this fascinating new category. Thank you for introducing us to this unique method of painting.
    Your painting is lovely!


    • Bernadette, I hope you enjoy trying Procreate. I think anyone who plays with it a bit gets hooked. It will never replace painting on paper for me, but I love it as an alternative to drawing in a sketchbook.


  3. Prior... says:

    Great idea to capture the different stages – and sounds like the red one was the right choice


  4. Great idea to use the different media. What I find particularly interesting here is that in Procreate you can create effects, textures, etc. that are unique to this medium. Have you tried printing any of your iPad art yet?


  5. D. kubik says:

    Love love love it!


  6. Jeff Gold says:

    Shari, you’ve done it. You have made the transition to Procreate retaining your very special qualities as a painter. This drawing is 100% your style but carried over to the new medium. What’s amazing to me is that it doesn’t look like a watercolor but is clearly drawn as you would have painted it. It really is beautiful. Brava!


    • Thanks Jeff. I feel that something clicked for me when I was using it. Thanks for picking up on that. Maybe it is just a matter of finding the right tool that works for your own style. This is just 6B pencil and different colours but it did somehow feel like I was drawing on paper. It never felt like I was trying to jump over a digital hurdle to get the drawing done.


  7. Judy Sopher says:

    I didn’t realize that this one was done on Procreate. It is beautiful. Now-how do you transfer this and to what? I can’t hide my ignorance n this or lack of knowledge of the right computer terms to use.

    I agree that the color is gorgeous. But–looking forward to you painting in gouache.


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