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Nerine - a painting

Watercolour on A3 paper  (Painted after watching a video by Linda and Laura Kemshall )



I decided to splurge on a small set of artist quality watercolours. I chose Sennelier as they seemed best value at the moment.

Having the right paints has made a difference of course, and these ones are quite soft and full of colour which makes painting with them much easier than acrylic.

I started with a sketch I did a while back in one of my sketchbooks - it's a nerine.


I have nerines growing in the garden at the moment, and they bring a lovely shot of colour at this time of the year.

I transferred the drawing to my paper, and then began to apply colour quite carefully.


I built the colour slowly, darkening by dropping in colour where I thought it was needed. I did pick one nerine from the garden as inspiration, but I've got to be honest, they are just basically pink!!

I haven't done a background on this as I wasn't sure where to go with it, so for now I'll just leave this as finished.  It's quite a quick process and very satisfying.




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