fuchsia watercolour sketch
Hi there, how are you?
It’s September, the end of the summer months, and the fuchsia are having one final bloom.
My little plants have had a difficult year with the weather switching from fierce heat and drought to wind and torrential rain; with each change the newly formed flowers have withered or fallen then with determination flowered again.
I should be finishing off the course I’d started but I didn’t want to miss the last few fuchsia flowers.
Above, It’s quite hard to mix that pale sugary pink, it worked a little better when mixed with a little gouache mixed in with the pink but not ideal. Looks like I need to do some colour mixing exercises.
Below are the buds of a different fuchsia plant. The outside is a deep crimson red and the inside is purple. I’m hoping to see the flowers open before the flowers drop off.
I’ve been practising hatching with the brown fine liner again. It’s just the one flower drawn at about A5 size, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one.
Next I drew some in graphite even managing to sketch a few tiny cyclamen flowers. (very happy to see they are still alive) I love the way the flower curls up once the petals fall.
Once in side the house I decided to give the fuchsia a light wash of watercolour, it’s pale but I do like the effect.
Time now to get back to finishing last weeks course me thinks.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. till next time, have fun