Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Hydrangea 'Annabelle' 1 & 2

What a wonderful Summer we had here in the UK! I still have quite a few flowers going strong and this is one of them. I'm drawn to white flowers as I love the contrast of light and shadow on them when the sun is shining.

Hydrangea annabelle watercolour painting

I had a palette of : Moonglow (Daniel Smith), Indanthrone blue (DS) Rhodonite Genuine (DS), lemon yellow, Indian yellow and Brown Madder. The paper is Fabriano Artistico 140lb

It's still just a sketch but not bad I suppose.

The weather has somewhat changed but hopefully the sun will come back soon for a while at least.

......3 Hours later...... Annabelle 2

 

This one is far more loose and more interesting for it too - more colours and heavier paper which is Saunders Waterford 200lb rough. I've used a half inch flat brush in this too which gives a nice sharp line on the clematis.