Modern watercolor style

Modern watercolor style - student project

Modern watercolor style - image 1 - student projectThis was the first one I did. I like the color scheme en the extra strokes and dots and little flowers to the left but I find it hard to create a nice bouquet. I feel like the purple flower in the middel should have waved to the right instead. 


Modern watercolor style - image 2 - student project

This is the second one I did. I am not happy with the color scheme at all which got me on motivated. I realised there were way to many different colors and I tried to correct it by adding dark pink to the yellow flowers but I don't think it turned out well.  I do like the ferns as a way of adding a different type of greenery. 

Modern watercolor style - image 3 - student project

So with this last one I learned from the one before by using not as many different colors. I think that looks a lot better. I wanted to add butterfly's but I think I need more practise to make them a bit more interesting. And I just don't know how to create the bottom of the bouquet, how do you get the right shape?

Thank you so much for teaching this class. You have a very clear way of explaining and it makes me very excited to try it all out. You've got me inspired!


*Added on 05-05-2019:

Modern watercolor style - image 4 - student project

I took your advice to hearth and kept practicing, trying not to be too critical. What I liked here is the added details wil also the shapes which are left empty at the top of the picture. You can't see them very well in this picture but I like incorporation those although I takes some getting used to. 

Modern watercolor style - image 5 - student project

Here I combined what I had learned as a cover page for the month of May for my bullet journal. I kept it relatively simple because it is only a small space but I love how it turned out. I like the butterfly and the red shape at the left with some dots in it. 

Modern watercolor style - image 6 - student project

Here I tried a couple of new things. First of all a different flower: a lily, which I think turned out nicely. I also added some blue flowers, of which I think I need a little more practice. And some weird shape dots which were supposed to be berries but turned into some very strange flower-buts? I have some troubles with berries. I find it difficult to create them in a way I find pretty. Maybe they're just not my type of shape.

Modern watercolor style - image 7 - student project

Here I did a bigger piece and I included some yellow again. Here I appreciate it a lot better than in the paintings before. I also love the weird dark pink round shapes. They remind me of pollen and add a different texture and another layer. I also included the lily of the painting before and the lavender which I like. Here and there I added some empty shapes, which I think gives it something extra to discover. 


Thank you so much for your feedback. It helped me a lot and I continue learning and practicing.