STEP FOUR - Dropped floral (wet in wet) bouquet. This is the second bouquet I painted. (Apologize for the yellow tint scan). I did not have reference photo for this bouquet. I used a reference photo to paint a different bouquet but did not like how it turned out. I think I was too concerned with following the reference photo and getting the details. I have really enjoyed this part of the class. I would like to try the illustrated watercolor flowers next.
STEP THREE (below) I used Amarylis' inspiration photo to practice more drop flowers. I had calligraphed this quote on watercolor paper several weeks ago and decided to pull it out so I could add my florals around it. I took Amarylis' advice and painted some light watercolor outlines to act as a guide. It helped me so much with placement and I will definately continue doing that! Now I'm excited to paint my acutal bouquet...
I welcome your comments and criticisms! I realize the quote is a bit off centered and I would like feedback particularly on the flowers and arrangement - composition always stumps me!!
STEP 2 (below) Wet in wet roses.
I have been self teaching watercolors for the past several months (never painted anything before that). I love to paint florals and usual do wet in dry, adding more pigment before everything dries. Here I followed Amarylis' example and layed down water first and then pigment. They look similar to my usual roses (not pictured but as seen in my profile picture).