Hi there, how are you?
There’s been more poking around in the garden and I’ve discovered the snowdrops.
These small unassuming white flowers tell us that though winter is still in full swing but spring is just around the corner. The garden is preparing for new growth and the warmer weather is on it’s way.
After snapping one or two photos and I ran back into the dry warm house.
I made lots of little studies in my sketchbook, little buds all closed up in their capsule’s waiting to pop, small white droplets hanging down as the flowers slowly open.
Snowdrop bud sketch
I found a small piece of arches watercolour paper, just big enough to paint on (roughly A5 in size). The paper is rough not cold-pressed a very different painting experience than usual.
I drew something simple because I didn’t want to use masking fluid.
The background was going to be dark green with blue and purple dropped in (left image). It looked OK whilst it was wet but once dried turned a murky grey.
Since I wasn’t really fussed about it I thought I’d experiment a little more, maybe a dark blue background would work?
Ultra marine blue and a touch of indigo, the flower shows up better not sure it’s an improvement though, but it was fun trying.
As more snowdrops pop through I’ll take more photos if for no the reason than I really enjoy looking at them.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x