Rhododendron -progression

Rhododendron Watercolor 11 x 15 $200

Rhododendron   Watercolor  11 x 15   $200

I enjoy painting the Azalea and Rhododendron.  They are abundant in my area with Hamilton Gardens close by.   Each petal is special, blending to get the correct values in each one.  The leaves are not as shiny as the Magnolia, but they still have the blue cast to them where the light hits, so I add light blue with the green.  I paint the leaves with a pale blue underpainting to start.  Then I come back with the green leaving some of the blue highlights.  Here is “Rhododendron”  The blue highlight is done in watercolor and pastel.