Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hydrangeas -- Opaque Watercolor/Gouache



This is my first attempt at trying to paint Hydrangeas. I love them. They are one of my favorite flowers (after roses). This was also my first attempt at trying to paint a picture I completely made up out of my head. Found out also that it is easier to paint from a photo, as the highlights and shadows are there to copy. Here I had to make them up, and with limited success. It's not a masterpiece, but it was still fun-- I was playing with paint.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors, they work very well together. It has a nice, soft feeling!

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  2. Hydrangeas are my second favorite flower (second only to lilacs). I too like that soft feeling that Kazumiwannabe mentioned. The colors are just perfect.

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  3. it's pretty and juicy looking. love the colors!

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  4. For a first attempt, you certainly have shown a great deal of maturity in it! I mean, when I try something new with new medium and all, they always show that it's the first time I've done it... this somehow seem like you've been doing it for years! Love the colors ^^

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  5. What a great job. They came out awesome. It's a very pretty painting. I just love the colors you chose.

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  6. Well done, Ramona. Lovely colors!

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  7. It's always a challenge to work with a new medium, but you did very well with this! nancy

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  8. You did well to paint from memory, hydrangers always look impossible to me! Lovely colours in this.

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  9. I think this is great coming from your imagination/memory! The hardest part of this type of drawing is, for me, to get those highlights and shadows in a believable fashion! You've done great!

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  10. great try for a first attempt. I'm getting ready to buy some new hydrangeas this week! My husband was getting the bed ready for them today!

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  11. I love too hydrangeas and your painting show that you do, painting from memory needs a good observation and knowledge of the subject.Very good first attempt.

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  12. I don't do too well from memory. I think this is a fun picture of your hydrangea memories. Did you enjoy using the gouache?

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