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Nightfall Blooms




Nightfall Blooms
watercolor study on paper
26 x 18 cm.

The inspiration for this flower is drawn from a beautiful  John Livzey photograph (painted with permission). It is for the monthly challenge for my online art group.

The gorgeous photographic image was a delight to work from. I did many washes of blue to get the nocturnal feeling and to keep the middle area light I sprayed out the color with a spray bottle. To regain some of the whites I went over the petals with white watercolor pencil. 

Thank you for stopping by! I hope every one has a wonderful week!

Comments

  1. Elle est vraiment jolie ton aquarelle!

    Gros bisous Celia

    Manon

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    1. Thank you so much Manon! Big kisses to you as well!!

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  2. Love love this one!love , Diana

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  3. So beautiful, Celia! The yellow and white make the painting glow.

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    1. It taught me the better the image you work from the easier it is...that is probably why you have such a great advantage!

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  4. Lovely glowing color!
    Monthly challenges can be so much fun ...

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    1. It is fun, especially to try new subjects. Thank you so much for your kind comment Laura!

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  5. Flowers have always been a favourite with me. This looks so delicate. Great work.

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  6. Your painting is lovely, Celia.
    The photo doesn't make it easy to translate into watercolor, but you have and very well at that.

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    1. Thank you Maywyn, you are too kind!

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  7. Dear Celia - this breathtaking. Love the blues in the background too. That spot of yellow is perfect for giving one the feeling of a glow. Have a super week friend. Hugs!

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  8. Brava!!!! I love the glow to this! You made the entire painting so harmonious and lovely! Thanks for explaining how you did the glow and the petals.

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    1. Thank you Joan! I never tried this type of effect but I got the idea from watching Jame's Gurney's videos.

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