A red sun with blue and black clouds appear over a field of flowers underneath.
I wanted to keep the feeling of this sort of chaotic, like nature often is. I used colored pencils to lay down color, ink to sketch out the clouds, trees, and some flowers, and watercolor to deepen the colors and add more vibrancy.
Inspired by William Blake’s poem, “The Lilly,” which goes
“The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:
The humble sheep, a threatening horn:
While the Lilly white, shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.”
Named after the Greek word “calla,” meaning beauty, this flower Continue reading “Calla Lily Watercolor”
A semi abstract watercolor painting of a pink sunset over the ocean.
I wanted to add something different to my artwork, and decided that the easiest way was to add a different material. I bought a set of pearlescent watercolors, and this is the first result of my efforts with them:
(Prints of this are available for purchase on Fine Art America.)
I used blue colored pencil to draw the flowers, green to draw the stems, and white to blend it all together. I then used red, green, yellow, and black watercolors to fill in the background space.