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White Hibiscus Blooms

White Hibiscus  Blooms
watercolor on paper
30.5 X 23 cm.

I love the delicate contrast between the pink and white of this hibiscus. As an added bonus a little bee flew into my frame right when I snapped the photo.

I did a preliminary sketch. White flowers are tricky in watercolors...I feel like I say it about every flower. It really helped me to get out my ideas about the colors in a rough sketch first.

I added many layers of color in the background before working on the flower itself. 

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. C'est vraiment jolie et si romantique, j'aime beaucoup (•◡•)



    1. Thank you Manon, wonderful compliment!! xx

  2. These white hibiscus are so beautifully painted Celia! A definite Wow!!!!

  3. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Je suis éblouie par l'harmonie de vos couleurs et la délicatesse de ces magnifiques hibiscus blancs. Superbe travail !

    Gros bisous ��

    1. Thank you dear Martine!! It is a beautiful compliment!

  4. Celia- this is so gorgeous. The bee must have thought so too. Really added a sweet touch. Hope you are having a delightful day. Hugs!

    1. Thank you for your feedback Debbie!! Hugs!!

  5. Great job on the shading of the petals. It gives the hibiscus such depth!!! I love it!

  6. Beautiful Celia, you captured them so lovely. Love to you,Diana

    1. Thank you for the visit and comment Diana!!

  7. I think the gorgeous greens you mixed play beautifully next to the blues and pinks. This pops right into my heart!

  8. Oh Celia, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!
    I so love hibiscus flowers and you have captured them perfectly! Love it!

    1. Thank you Wendy, they are one of my many favorites!

  9. Tes fleurs sont très réussies Celia, toutes fraîches et vibrantes comme si elles sortaient du jardin! Bisous ( et j'ai vu les photos sur Facebook de la toute jeune Celia, une beauté) :) Bisous

    1. Thank you Helen, your words really touch me! Hugs!!


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