Thursday 13 September 2012

September flowers


When I'm a bit short of inspiration I often paint flowers, I love the colour and textures of flowers and foliage and find watercolour seems to capture their fragility.
Often I combine this with pen and ink drawing as I have in this piece, picking out the detail of the sea holly.The background was created by throwing liberal amounts of salt over the wet paint, then splattering it with an old toothbrush .Sometimes acrylic painting can lack the spontaneity of this type of approach and its quick, an added bonus!


  1. The background is gorgeous and sets off the geometry. Of the flowers and vase beautifully.

    1. Thank you!! So happy to receive your encouraging comments.


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