First Steps Into Flower Painting in Watercolour!!
Those of you who are forum members will know I have taken the plunge into learning flower painting using watercolour. The title of this test piece is quite optimistic and you can see I really wasn't kidding when I said I would have to start from "absolute scratch". The good thing about this piece is that I can only improve (can't I?). I'm havinging a spot of bother with the lifting technique so am going to try a petal of ten of Billy's Hellibore flowers. I have been waiting for her tin of watercolour paints to arrive as they have been out-of-stock everywhere due to the factory in France having shut-down. But guess what, I was sitting having a cup of coffee and the box arrived, via the very kind Hermes chappie. Sorry if these blobs of paint are boring but they are necessary to show my progress(or not). Feel free to critique - my ego is not that fragile.
About the Artist
When I was a young girl my parents had a large mirror which had an etching of a "crinoline lady" on. I would spend hours copying this. In the 1960's when I was at Secondary school, I was told to give up painting and drawing as I was useless and would never be any good. Following these words of…View full profile