Saturday, October 18, 2014

Another Small Floral

While others were taking a 30-day painting challenge in September, I felt like I needed to have something to paint.  I started this 6” x 6” watercolor from a photo of a potted hydrangea that was taken inside a store.  It was lit well enough to give me the needed light and shadow.  Having put it aside many times, I would go back to it building up many wet layers.  Cobalt Blue and Permanent Rose are the primary colors used along with some New Gamboge Yellow.  I enjoy doing these small florals in between larger pieces to keep me in practice.

Blue Hydrangea, 6” x 6” Watercolor, ©Johanna Cellucci


April Rimpo said...

This is so very beautiful, Johanna. People often attempt hydrangeas, but few achieve such wonderful results. The burnt orange background really makes the flowers pop. A small floral series would be great while you ponder that next big painting.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Thanks for stopping by April and for leaving such nice compliments. I thought this would be easier to do than it actually was, but I stuck with it and tried to make it work. The suggestion for the background was in my photo as the potted plant stood on a wooden shelf...had considered changing it, but I'm glad I followed my instinct to go with that color. Have already done four of these small florals...guess it is turning into a series ! It is always nice to get feedback...thanks so much for commenting.