Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quick Nasturtiums

                                       Nasturtiums, watercolor, 7x7

A fellow artist brought a little vase of nasturtiums from her garden for a still life painting. I decided to join her in painting them. I set up a larger painting and while I was waiting for the background to dry I did a couple of quick paintings for practice and to get the feel of the flowers. This is the first of the two paintings and I think the better of the two. I did it in three stages, the initial loose laying in of color and form with no drawing first, after that dried I added some darker areas in the flowers. Lastly a few shadows. I didn't want to loose the freshness by getting too detailed. It's always interesting to me that these little warm ups, or less serious paintings turn out to be so pleasing. I need to do more of these small quick paintings, I really enjoy them.


  1. Beautifully loose and so lovely.

  2. oh those oranges and blues ,,, made for each other ... love it... did you ever get that copyright thingy?

  3. Oh, am I in another world.?? Yes I see the icon.. DUH!

  4. I really like this one....there is a place at the bottom flower, the big leaf and the vase that is especially nice. The painting is very fresh and clean...very good!

  5. I have to agree that "fresh" is the word. So spontaneous and joyful. It matches your personality! I love the colors.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.