Monday, August 15, 2011

New obsession

We've had a lot of rain this summer, and I've spent a lot of time on the deck after the rain.  I've become obsessed with water droplets and how they look on the petals and leaves of all the plants around me. For such a simple thing, a water droplet is amazingly complex to paint realistically.  I've painted them every which way I can and it's been lots of fun.
These are how water droplets look on the Red Morn petunias.  Next to the roses, these are the prettiest.
Today my deck is covered with hail - small, and not very damaging but still...
Watercolor in the Pentalic Nature sketchbook.

15 comments:

echogo said...

I totally understand this obession. I have the same one with photos of roses. I love seeing paintings of your garden.

Cathy Holtom said...

They look real...well done!

Caatje said...

Wow! Those are very well done! When enlarged you can see they are painted, but on the small photo it looked to me like you just dripped some water on your painting to fool us all ;-)

Clare said...

Very beautiful and so realistic.

Cami said...

what a lovely obsession. Keep obsessing!
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Deborah said...

This is so beautiful! Your water droplets are very delicate, transparent, and very realistic!!! Great job!

So glad you captured these before the hail came.

creativesqueblog said...

Wow, the droplets look very realistic! Fantastic job.

Melliott said...

Great highlights are your secret on the water droplets, and what a good job you did!

marancat said...

Those water drops are so realistic!

kazumiwannabe said...

This looks great, and the water drops are very realistic! Great work!

Stephanie said...

I love your water drops! getting all the highlights and reflections is so tricky! Great job.

Alex said...

This is so beautiful. I love it! =)

Irene said...

Splendid water droplets!

raena said...

Wow! This is wonderful! Very convincing water droplets and beautiful flowers! Wish you could send us your rain!

Bei Price said...

beautiful flowers!!