Hi there, how are you?
Last week I drew the flowers of the bigger Japonica quince, the flowers are pale and look a lot like apple blossom with the flashes of pink. This week I have drawn and painted the orange flowers on the smaller quince.
It flowers a few weeks later than the other one and is filled with beautiful orange blossoms.
In the first image above I managed to capture some of the sunlight shining on the petals. Since this isn’t watercolour paper I was very happy with the results.
Finding a scrap of watercolour paper I thought I would paint another one and see what the difference would be.
I like the way the colours mixed themselves on this paper and even made a little background; unfortunately the scanner doesn’t like this particular shade of green and it just makes the paper look dirty, it’s very sad because it’s actually a nice pale shade of green.
This next page was disappointing, it was a duller day and the colours had changed, I couldn’t quite mix the right colours and it all looks a little muddy.
Obviously I need to play with the colour mixing more so I can find a better combination. (Learning and growing)
On this day I took only a pencil and sketch book into the garden and made some pencil sketches. It helps to work out the shapes and shading.
I find this type of drawing quite meditative and often loose track of time sitting in the garden scratching away with a pencil.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x