Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watercolor Floral


One of the things I'm trying to be more consistent with is practicing my drawing. I recently joined The Sketchbook Challenge. I love all of the different online challenges and find they can really be motivating. It's always so interesting to see what other artists are doing. The February theme was closeup, and my goal here was to practice a closeup sketch. I did a lot of drawing first and then did color washes. Normally I would just jump right into painting, but I'm quite happy with the result here.

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful hibiscus...love the delicate colours :)

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    1. oooh pretty! makes me want to do more flowers!

      happy PPF!


      Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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  2. You should be happy - this is fabulous- the gently ruffled edges, the way the oranges and pinks blend-Wow!!

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    1. Hibiscus! Yes, thank you! I knew that's what this flower was, but I was too tired to remember when I wrote this post yesterday!!

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  4. Debbie ~ beautiful! lovely! ~ well done ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^ ~

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  5. Hi Debbie. Love your Hibiscus. Very smooth and velvety looking. Great job. Happy PPF! Have a great weekend.

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  6. Debbie, the hibiscus painting is just gorgeous. I love the color wash. Awesome colors and your drawing is perfect.

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  7. Debbie, this is lovely!! I love all those warm watercolours.
    You did a great job... xoxo

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  8. Your painting is amazing! I love the colors you use here. Beautiful!!

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  9. Wonderful! I love flowers done in watercolor. :)

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  10. This is beautiful! I'm taking a watercolor sketching course right now, and this inspires me to sketch some of the flowers from my garden. From photos this time of year. :)
    Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk

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  11. i love the openness of this painting. beautiful, soft colors.

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  12. Wow, this is gorgeous. I admire anyone who can paint flowers well.

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  13. Debbie,
    This painting is exquisite...so beautifully painted! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. Really lovely Deb! Happy PPF! #20 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  15. How pretty! I love the mix of colours. Happy PPF!

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  16. I love hibiscus and they are everywhere here at the moment during the late summer heat... such beautiful flowers and hard to capture as well as you have... this is really lovely and I am going to head over and look at the sketchbook challenge as it sounds great... have a great week...xx

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  17. Totally gorgeous, loving all the beautiful colour layers. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  18. A gorgeous hibiscus!! Love the pink and orange together.

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  19. It is really beautiful. The colors are so soft and pretty. Happy PPF!

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  20. This is beautiful! You did such a beautiful job on this.

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  21. Oh, how pretty! I love flowers, and this is a beauty. Love the pink!

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  22. Beautiful petals, look at the explosion of color!

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  23. Beautiful painting, love the delicate colours! Valerie

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  24. beautiful!! good work! happy ppf

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  25. It is, I agree. This has been a travel each Friday I have enjoyed and learned. So many techniques I would otherwise not know about. The flowers are amazing. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. Beautiful, translucent and luminous! <3

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  27. Anne description for it is perfect ! A luminous watercolour....beautifully done!

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  28. It's beautiful! I love the layers of colours but that you still managed to keep it light and transparent. I like all the online challenges too, even though I sometimes struggle to keep up with everything. But it is so inspiring and encouraging, isn't it.

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