Watercolour on A3 paper (Painted after watching a video by Linda and Laura Kemshall )
I decided to splurge on a small set of artist quality watercolours. I chose Sennelier as they seemed best value at the moment.
Having the right paints has made a difference of course, and these ones are quite soft and full of colour which makes painting with them much easier than acrylic.
I started with a sketch I did a while back in one of my sketchbooks - it's a nerine.
I have nerines growing in the garden at the moment, and they bring a lovely shot of colour at this time of the year.
I transferred the drawing to my paper, and then began to apply colour quite carefully.
I built the colour slowly, darkening by dropping in colour where I thought it was needed. I did pick one nerine from the garden as inspiration, but I've got to be honest, they are just basically pink!!
I haven't done a background on this as I wasn't sure where to go with it, so for now I'll just leave this as finished. It's quite a quick process and very satisfying.