Sunday, March 25, 2012

Experimental flowers

I have been playing around a bit with experimental watercolor techniques lately - these flowers for example. I have started out by painting some random shapes on a piece of scrap paper and then pressing it onto watercolor paper - kind of like a print. This is a way of starting that I really like, since it gives some randomness and is a great way to get over the fear of the white paper! I have then added some color in various layers to "help out" the shapes that I like. I also let watery paint run down some of the paintings for impressions of stems, and added dark dots in the middle of the shapes to increase the impression of flowers. I don´t know if they turned out as masterpieces, but it was fun to play around with anyway! 


  1. i love these free form flowers, as much as the tulips you posted about in February. I am looking forward to following your blog and seeing all the terrific work you produce.
    Thank you! FranT (WeThree) :)

  2. Really nice, and perfect for spring.

  3. Good idea! Will try out this technique!!