Sunday, 27 March 2011

Muscari in Watercolour 2011

Spring 2011

Muscari 2011
Two minute garden study

I have been eagerly looking forward to painting in my garden in sunshine.We moved  to this cottage last year and planned ahead by planting spring flowers last autumn. I far prefer to work from life as much as possible because the feeling of light  is far greater especially when painting outside.The  beautiful fresh colours add a touch of life to art when you can observe directly from nature as often as possible.

The very first of the Muscari ( Grape Hyacinth ) are beginning to blossom so while I was painting in the garden this afternoon I quickly made a small study of the colours for future refernce.

Muscari 2011
 I always demonstrate these little flowers in my Spring workshops and they seem to have become a firm favourite with artists who attend. The shapes are so simple to capture and their delicate colour is fascinating.

Spring Workshop Demonstration Soft Colour

 Spring Workshop Demonstration Stronger Colour


I often share photographs of the flowers and subjects  I am working from on my cottage blog in case anyone is interested in seeing more photographs there.


Petit Nuage said...

Thank you for sharing the 2 mns sketch of muscari and the 2 demonstration. They're just simply beautiful!

Jean Haines SWA, SFP said...

You are welcome and thank you so much for leaving a reply:)