Wild Flowers in Pickle Jar is one of the watercolors from a spring series that I’m painting. Spring is my favorite time of year because there is a special light, color and interesting forms and shapes everywhere.
Started off with a light drawing to make sure the jar is parallel to the picture plane. Then I put in the contrasting color and estimate where everything can build onto it.
I always start with my favorite part.
I don’t pencil in the shapes of the flowers, I paint them directly with a brush, so that they don’t look hard and cut out.
Then I build everything around it.
Wild Flowers in Pickle Jar April 2015 – Watercolor on Arches 300 GSM – 15 in x 11 in – 38 cm x 28 cm
As I’m painting, I want to get it in one shot and stop when the paper is covered.