Herbs in Bloom

Herbs in Bloom - student project

I really enjoyed this class. I think Bonnie's classes are the best I've taken on Skillshare. 

Mood board:

My inspiration was from memory but this is what I was thinking of...

Herbs in Bloom - image 1 - student project

Watercolor paintings:

I used Bristol board because I have a lot of it and I ended up having to edit the photos a lot in Photoshop because there seem to be all sort of colors showing up in the grain of the paper when scanned. I was surprised because I have always thought of it as being very smooth. I was wondering if anyone used the Fabriano paper Bonnie recommended and if that worked out better for you.

Herbs in Bloom - image 2 - student project

Color Palettes:

Color Palette 1 (light background):

Herbs in Bloom - image 3 - student project

Color Palette 2 (dark background):


Herbs in Bloom - image 4 - student project

I experimented with a dark background color and really liked the way it came out even though it doesn't look like a traditional watercolor. I'm interested in what you think.

Final Patterns:

Colorway 1:

Herbs in Bloom - image 5 - student project

Colorway 2:

Herbs in Bloom - image 6 - student project