This Flowers watercolor exercise is from a book called One Watercolor a Day. The exercise is to observe some favorite flowers, paint the petals in bright colors, then add contrasting colors to the background. I then added wax crayon and pencil marks (also part of the exercise) to add a bit of line for detail. The flowers I observed are the nasturtium (edible) growing between our sidewalk and street that I planted in June.
Note that the idea is not to get a botanical depiction of a nasturtium – for that, I probably would have done several pencil sketches first and concentrating on one flower. For me, it was to get lose and easy with watercolor yet still display the subject with some amount of realism and observation.
I am hoping I can continue doing watercolors and watercolor exercises – maybe if I aim for at least once a month, I’ll be successful at production!
Have a G’mar Chatimah Tova to all of those who observe Yom Kippur (Friday night to Saturday), and have a great weekend to everyone. The following week is the holiday of Sukkot, so I will be putting my creativity into decorating our Sukkah (and maybe some creativity into cooking as well).
8 thoughts on “Flowers Watercolor Exercise – Nasturtium”
oh I really like this!
Thank you, Michelle!
Leora! I love this water color so much! I like the contrasts of tones, the vibrancy and the way the flowers are so showy looking.
Your talent never ceases to amaze me. This beauty is just one of many examples of it.
I love your encouragement, Lorri. It means a lot to me.
I like the idea of this Leora, I need to think of a way to do this on my vector drawing tool. Oh and I do love the flowers, no surprise there… LOL.
BTW: I’ve just completed my first draft of a tutorial for vector drawings. I will be reaching out to a few people as beta testers when I’ve made a few refinements. Would you be interested?
Yes, depending on the timing. There is an upcoming holiday this week, a very busy one, so if you don’t hear from me, I’m in my kitchen or decorating my sukkah.
In two weeks, I’m back to working as usual.
I’ll keep you posted as I progress to a product that I deem usable enough… :-)))
Beautiful Leora. I love watercolors and playing with them!!