I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~ Claude Monet
WOW! After two bad, I mean REALLY bad right-into-the-round-file pieces… this! Well thank goodness. Meant I could finally go to bed!
I started with watercolor pencil, and clean water splattered on the paper. Towards the end I was tempted to add watercolor pencil to bring out leaf shapes, but I decided to forgo the chance of botching it! I thought my stems looked a bit too beefy, but I like the overall look of this. I like the way the colors mixed, and there are some interesting blooms as well.
When scanned, the background shows as a lovely violet. Pretty, but not true to life. I am in love with this color right now. And yellow. And flowers. I woke up with the idea of an intense background, set off with bright yellow buds.
I suppose I should have added some leaves, they are as pretty as the flowers. Well, next time.