Everything in this is too even Steven. The sky is pretty even. The stems are pretty even. And the blooms. They are definitely even.
I think I will go back and add two or three smaller blooms, lower than the others. I played with this idea in Photoshop. Much better. What do you think?
The “yellow” that shows in the stems is actually green gold. It is almost neon at it’s lightest. In person it does appear very light green, not the yellow seen here. I have Winsor & Newton, the video shows Daniel Smith. I’d like to try that one next as it appears to be less neon bright.
I used watercolor crayon over the stems/grass area. Splattered paint, of course. I drew on the blooms with a watercolor crayon. Didn’t quite work as well as I thought it would. I went over those marks with a wet brush to move the paint around. Here is a close up to show some of the fun details.
“How right it is to love flowers
and the greenery of pines
and ivy and hawthorn hedges;
they have been with us from the very beginning.”
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
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