Original Watercolour by Jean Haines
I adore this time of year. Walking my dogs through the country lanes is so incredible when the hedgerows are beautifully covered with small delicate wild roses. Yesterday I picked one small flower from a bank in our garden and painted it immediately. I know from experience that if I wait until tomorrow the petals will drop and the shape will be lost.
I sat quietly diluting Alizarin Crimson to form the petals and worked away into the backgrounds of blues and greens.
It did occur to me that painting something that catches your eye, pulls at your artists soul and begs you to paint it the minute that feeling arises really must aid the results.
This small flower simply flowed onto the paper because I was so in love with it and wanted it to.
Tip: Try painting something that really excites you and see what happens to your results!