Crab Apple Blossom

As a beginner most of us want to draw out the subject before we go anywhere near the paper with paint as we are not confident enough. I now tend to draw as little as I can get away with unless the subject is particularly difficult as I think that you get a freer painting when there are no boundaries to conform to.

Crab Apple Blossom

Crab Apple Blossom in Watercolour 6x9inches

This small vignette of crab apple blossom is an example of what I mean by a freer painting. The flowers and leaves were painted in watercolour straight onto the paper. If you look closely you can see where the colours have run into one another and also where I have gone in with stronger paint and used it to define the shapes of the petals.

Look out for the picture of the actual crab apples!

1 comment

    • Pat Byatt on 6th November 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Anne, I think your crab apple blossom is really really lovely. I would have welcomed seeing this before yesterday as I have attempted to paint the same kind of thing on the top of a box hubby has made for our grand daughter. Thought it was a nice “young” pretty type of flower for a young woman. Tried unsuccessfully to do a couple of roses. Buds were good but an open rose – rubbish. Any tips?? Will now go in to look at your You Tube premier. Well done with the web site – really impressed you are getting into this electronic stuff!! I can’t even get you to stay out of my “trash can”! Really enjoyed today, there was some amazing paintings around the room – well done to you. Pat

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