Flowers are one of my favorites and I seem to go back to painting that subject. There is just something about painting flowers, which is soothing to me. Even though it takes more time to create in watercolor, I always seem to gravitate in that direction.
I took photos of a friends beautiful zinnia gardens this past summer anticipating I would have time to paint them in watercolor this winter. The time has come:
I love the way the flowers look against a white background but sometimes it’s fun to put some of that muted background in the painting. Of course the butterfly is a wonderful addition. “Sweet Nectar” is such a painting. I started by masking the flowers and butterfly and pouring on the paint. Then began on the flowers. Enjoy!