Saturday, April 25, 2009

Virtual Sketch Date: April 2009

Virtual Sketch Date: Rhododendron Bud

Rhododendron Bud
Watercolor, 7 x 5 inches

The reference for this month’s Virtual Sketch Date was a beautiful photo of a rhododendron bud provided by Jeanette Jobson. I decided to use watercolor and focus on the main rhododendron bud. I had fun doing this one. I would lay down a wash and then do some other things. Then I would come back and lay down another wash. So it was a relaxed, enjoyable painting.

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12 comments:

leslie said...

I really like the straight forward handling of the subject.
Very nicely done!

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty :) love the shine to the leaves and the dark details on the buds.

Jeanette said...

I quite like the clear colours and detail on this piece.

Rose Welty said...

Very delicate watercolor handling here, very nice.

Karen said...

Very nice. I like the way your painting turned out. The shading on the petals and the colors are very pretty.

MILLY said...

I like your use of watercolours and colours. It has a nice delicate feel.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

I love the sheen look of this painting and the beginning of bloom in your painting. Thank you Sydney for you kind comment on my blog.

ego2005 said...

I like the essence you really got in this work!

Congratulations!

bluelilac said...

Your light touch is pleasing. I think it shows that you had fun with this.

christine said...

This has both a richness and a lightness to it. Well done!

Paulette said...

This has a nice soft look to it.
Very nice work!

Sydney Harper said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words! I did have a lot of fun with this.