Sunday, June 29, 2014

Primroses in June..

This spring, the primroses seemed to put on a fantastic display of  bigger plants with explosions of flowers, even more than usual. In Connemara, it's a harbinger of spring, like a small mound of scrambled eggs springing up in the hedgerows. The yellow petals facing towards the sun lift our hearts after a long winter.

This year, I have not had as much time to paint as I used to, but I manage to grab a few hours here and there, even if just to sketch. That's why it has taken a few months to finish a painting that was started in the spring!

Initial wash of quinacridone gold and turquoise. i have tried out Sennelier watercolour paints and they're just gorgeous. I then worked into the dry wash picking out the negative spaces and using a wet brush to pick out the veins in the leaves.

Watercolour on Arches 140lb paper.

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely, Suzanne. So delicate. The quin gold and turquoise combination is fabulous.

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