Day 29 – Watercolor a day

purple flower

purple flower

“Purple Tulip” – flowers are such beautiful natural things.

I like painting flowers because it allows me to explore a lot of color combinations that may not work as well with another subject (e.g. a purple and green cat).  I like that the shape of flowers is somewhat forgiving and they seem to make good practice pieces.  In this flower I was working on the shape and richness of the petals.  I also included some purple/blue in the leaves to tie the picture together. And I did a bit of shadowing, which may be hard to see in this photo.  I think I need to work on my camera skills as well.

*5-15 minute watercolors