Thursday, July 16, 2009


I liked the way this Magnolia blossom turned out. Magnolias are such dignified and elegant blossoms, especially in their early stages. The foliage is fun to paint, and the tiny buds are fun, too. They are just made for watercolor artists. In this painting, I used Rose Madder Genuine. I love this color, but it can be tricky because it sort of granulates if you're not careful to blend well. Some artists love the granulation, though. Schmincke makes a wonderful color for small tree branches called Transparent Brown. 
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