Watercolor 8 x 10 $150

Watercolor   8 x 10    $150

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!