Saturday, 20 June 2009

Petal Drift in watercolour

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Drifting. So... single petal drifting (more or less) away from its parent flower.

I hardly ever paint (is it glaringly obvious? Yeah, I know), but I decided recently that I'll never paint unless I actually practice. Funny how that works. Anyway, I took advantage of a sale to get myself a decent-but-not-frighteningly-expensive travel box of half-pans, and we'll see if having paints that are meant to be painted with (as opposed to those meant-to-make-a-mess-with sets we used all through elementary school) will make me a little more enthusiastic about trying my hand.

You never know, right?

Oh, and the flowers are based somewhat loosely on one of our apple trees, but I decided to make them a lot pinker because... because I felt like it, I guess.

5 comments:

ArtSnark said...

very nice! give yourself more credit. Looking forward to your future IF illos :D

deeol said...

Thanks. Hard to give myself much credit when I'm holding a brush, though. Very foreign feeling. The funny thing is that I find myself trying to finger-smudge like I would with graphite... I can tell you that it makes an interesting -- and damp -- mess when you accidentally do it with watercolour. ;)

Susan Faye said...

I've got good news for you--finger smudging, along with blotting, scraping, dripping and splattering are all "legal" and often encouraged in watercolor, so have at it! The apple blossoms are beautiful, by the way...

Indigene said...

It has a lovely poetic feel to it! Put that critic away and please continue...it's quite lovely!

Dream Painter said...

Such a simple but pure watercolour painting!!

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