Lately I have been practicing and exploring watercolor and ink. Here is a sunflower I tried painting different ways – watercolor alone as well as before and after using ink.
I discovered that using ink on top of a loose watercolor art makes it quite whimsical and I love that effect! And that’s why I like the lower left sunflower a little more🌻
For ink I have used Sakura Pigma Micron pen 01 0.25mm in black.
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Here is my latest watercolor floral art that I want to share with you.
Most of the time I paint roses, poppies, sunflowers and lavender, but this time I tried painting plumerias, hollyhocks, and crocuses. Even though I do not have a green thumb, I love painting flowers.
Painting hydrangeas was so much fun. The trick to painting them is you start with the central blossoms coloring them a little darker and as you get to the ones in the periphery you lighten up the shade.
Believe it or not, I found painting the plumerias most difficult even though they look pretty simple! My favorite however was the hollyhocks!!