These blossoms don’t last a long time on the tree; in fact, they have already blown away. I was only able to do two watercolors of these blossoms this year. This is the second watercolor. I did both of them on the same day. They each took about 5 hours to paint.
White Almond Blossoms in Crystal Vase 2015 – Watercolor on Arches 300 GSM – 11 in x 15 in – 28 cm x 38 cm
Here I started at the base to control the width of the vase and the outward spread of the blossoms.
Then I started painting upwardly, putting everything in place lightly.
I’m still painting upwardly, finding a place where the blossoms are in space. I’m also marking the branches at the same time.
I’m finishing up with the detail and putting in washes where I see shade.
I finished the painting, It is still taped down to the board.