It's a while ago I picked these to paint and they're shrivelling nicely on the studio windowsill now! I did pick lots more that day too and made two jars of redcurrant jelly.
When I'd painted those I thought I'd paint some of my clematis too. Well 'Prince Charles' was the one in question and it's a lovely pale mauvey blue and very delicate. I have since been trying various colours and ways of doing it without much success. Most of my trials have been on the back of watercolour paper that I'd already ruined the front of! Anyway I only like certain parts of the trials so I cut them up and here they are.
The mixture I ended up with was phthalo turquoise and permanent magenta and a very watery wash at that to begin with. The lovely bits of light here and there in the green is cadmium lemon yellow which is rather fun when you just drop blobs here and there.
I've been watching various youtube videos and have discovered quite a few interesting watercolourists. Among them are Joseph Zbukvic's whose work is absolutely beautiful and then there's Jean Haines whose work is very different but lovely, loose and flowing. She also has a blog and books.
Next I'm going to try a day lily and it's a beautiful dark red. No more whispy blues for a while me thinks.