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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Peony - Sketch

This started out as a sketch for a bigger work but ended up being a bit more detailed than planned. I just couldn't help it for some reason. The colour of the peony was such a violent pink and very difficult to paint and photograph, but it was luscious and I just couldn't stop. I learned a quite a bit in this tiny work, one being that the surface of the watercolour paper I was using was a bit too rough, but overall, it's not a real issue. Learning a bit each day, these days.

"Shocking Peony"
Gouache, Watercolour on Watercolour Paper
6.5" x 5" (Approx.)

4 comments:

Chartan said...

very Nice! I'm no good at critiques, just know what I like :D

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Charlotte - just the sort of blog friend I like and appreciate! Heheheh!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love how you handled the magnified appearance of the stems in the vase; they really do appear like this if you look. The whole of the piece is gorgeous, Anne! The beautiful pinks and the oh so lush greens! Bravo!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - glad you like it.