|Dogwood blossoms watercolor by Adron.|
I started with some photos I took and using several to get ideas I created a composition and then spent about an hour sketching it before painting.
I felt a little uneasy about the design so I started with the background blue to help finalize the composition. It was harder than I thought to get the blues all the same value in all the different areas that were separated by branches or other structures of the tree. I started the leaves with a wash of yellow, then brushed in green and finished with blue for the darker areas.
The branches were dry brushed and done with a liner brush.
I used a liner brush a lot in the flower. There was a lot of blending of blues and colors to make the shadows and curves of the flowers. I kept going too far with teh values and had to blot color out so it wouldn't be too dark.
I think it is a very nice painting.
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