Watercolors

Bougainvilleas…

Hey there!

After a huge Art block (I have them quite frequently..!), I picked up my brush again and started painting. It can be quite daunting, feels like you can never paint….

So… the best thing about a painting can be your minimal palette. I used only 2 colors here, Rose madder and Sap green. I also used glazing as the only technique.

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I wish I had better light to capture the layers more effectively. The actual work is more prominent with the layers.

I’m off to paint a bit more, while I still have my block… blocked πŸ˜‰

Till then,

Have a beautiful day

 

S.

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Watercolors

Can we talk in flowers?

“Can we talk in flowers?
It will be easier for me to understand.” – Nayyirah Waheed

Spreading paint on the paper as it rains is by far the best thing in my life. This is my happy place when everything around me is falling apart. Thankfully it rains a lot in this part of the world… the beautiful African coast of Cote d’ivoire.

My crafting is on a stand still as I have no craft supplies here, so watercolors are my main focus these days.

It rains at least 3-4 times a week here. Very tropical! Yes the sun does come out and everything is bright and cheery after a good spell of rain.

So, it rained again and I instantly took out my paints and brushes and sat outside and started a painting…. Wet on wet.

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I started with the flowers first…using the wet on wet technique. Then as they were drying, I started off with the stems and leaves. I used medium yellow and crimson for the shades in leaves.

Once the flowers were almost dry, I lifted a bit of paint with a clean brush from the petals and once they were completely dry, I added the pistil part.

 

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And this is how it turned out.

Hope you like it.

Happy Fri-yay y’all!

S.