Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Alstroemeria Pink Flower Watercolor Painting in Progress

I just can't help myself! I've put it off for as long as I can, but I can no longer delay painting these fabulous flowers!
When I first saw Alstroemeria, I thought that they were "fake" silk flowers. It wasn't until I actually touched them that I realized they were indeed real! I have been buying fresh cut Alstroemeria for quite some time now because not only are they beautiful, but they last weeks!
Here is the beginning of my painting of a bouquet of salmon-pink flowers. After I penciled them in, I started to lay in the colors to get the general shapes and experiment with the background.

After weeks, it's finally starting to look like something. I'm trying to get that luminous quality that these flowers are known for.
I still have a long way to go, but I will keep working at it. It's the tiny details that make all the difference! I hope that you enjoy getting a glimpse at my painting in progress. When I finish, I'll post the completed Alstroemeria!