Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monthly Sketch Project May



Flowers are one of my favorite inspirations for drawing and painting. This is the photo for the Monthly Sketch Project. I loved the ranges of pinks, but mostly the dark background grabbed my attention. It's very difficult to do dark in watercolor, but I think it's important to learn how. It's the dark that often makes the light work.

Sadly, once again I missed the deadline to post this on the Sketch Project site. But do click the link and look at how some others drew the project.

8 comments:

Alex said...

Another beautiful looking one! =) I am sure my wife would love the pink of this one, I am just admiring the tones all over ^^

Johanna said...

This is very pretty, you did very well on both the flowers and the background! What media did you use to do the background? It doesn't look like just watercolor.

Lynn said...

Johanna, the background was done using watercolor pencils. I did indigo first, then layered bottle green on top. Then I smoothed it all out with water.

Cathy Holtom said...

This is good, nice style, I like the background too.

raena said...

I was thinking the same thing as Johanna about the background. You've created some wonderful texture back there! It's a wonderful piece!

Shirley said...

They're lovely and I agree about the darks. I've often wondered if you need to "mask" the flowers and then do a even wash over the background. Haven't done it, just wondered.

ffyrebird.com said...

Simply lovely!

quiksilverfox1 said...

I really like how the background color draws out the colors of the flowers. Such talent :>)