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