Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Watercolor Of Dogwood Tree Blossoms.

Here is a little watercolor I did of some dogwood tree blossoms near my house. I love spring time and the many flowers that bloom in Maryland.

Dogwood blossoms watercolor by Adron.
It was painted one evening when I was too tired to do anything else.

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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