Thursday, July 10, 2014

Keeping Me Going

Saw this white dahlia outside of a store under a canopy of soft light unfurling into a perfect bloom.  Not having a sunny spot in the garden to plant it, I settled for a picture.  Felt it was perfect for a small painting.  I enjoy painting white flowers, which was done first.  After putting in the dark background, the shadows certainly needed to be deepened.  I’m finding that doing these small 6” x 6” pieces keeps me going in between finding inspiration for larger paintings.

White Dahlia, 6” x 6” Watercolor, ©Johanna Cellucci


April Rimpo said...

You make white flowers look easy, but they certainly are not. All the lovely colors in that create the shape of the flower are gorgeous. You should teach a class on flowers.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such nice compliments. I always see cooler within white, but it is a slow process building colors a little at a time. Students would get bored!