Focus on Flowers

FLOWERS ARE MY FAVORITE SUBJECT because they are so accessible, so varied, and so naturally picturesque. The translucent characteristics of watercolor make it the perfect medium for capturing the delicacy of a petal or the variety of colors in a bouquet.

Sketching Flower Shapes

Whether flowers are part of a larger landscape or the center of interest in my painting, I always start with a sketch. Rather than focusing on the intricacy of each petal, I begin by simplifying the flowers into basic shapes, such as circles or hexagons. Next I sketch in the details and then erase my guidelines when I’m finished.





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