Friday Flowers

I visited our local Farmer’s Market the other day and bought myself this fall bouquet of flowers:

Flowers from Farmer's Market

A real bargain at $5.00!  I loved the colors so decided to try to paint it in watercolors.

I started with a quick sketch in charcoal to get a feel of the shapes:

quick sketch in charcoal

Next, I sketched loosely with a black Micron pen on 140 lb cold press paper:

sketch in black ink

I added my first layer of watercolor which started to make it sing:

first layer of watercolor

And completed it with one more layer to add a little more shading:

completed watercolor of flowers in vase

I normally would not take on this challenge of painting such complicated flowers but thanks to ALL of you for your encouragement, I decided to give it a go – so these flowers are for you, my FRIENDS!

Happy Friday!  🙂

41 responses to “Friday Flowers

  1. Lovely bouquet and equally lovely painting. Awestruck that you sketch with pen, it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the process and the inspiration.

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  2. Catherine Johnson

    Well I’m so glad you had a go. They are beautiful! Well done Jill 😃

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  3. Wow! I love how you break it down and make it seem possible 😉. I get overwhelmed with such subjects. Maybe some day. Beautiful job !!!

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  4. Jill, seriously. Your flowers are amazing! Don’t ever stop! You have a real knack for them! Wonderful drawing too! Way to go, Jill! 💜💜💜

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  5. Looks great. I’ve been tempted myself but I’m always already carrying too much stuff. One of these days…I need practice with flowers too. (K)

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  6. Hi Jill – please continue on with watercolor painting! This bouquet is awesome. Thank you for brightening the day.

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  7. So pretty – the real ones and the painting.

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  8. YES!!!!! I’m so happy you took on this challenge Jill! Because the results are stunning!! ❤️😃 This is so good! Nice work my friend!

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  9. It’s beautiful, Jill! I’m also glad you decided to go for it! Such a bright spot to my Friday morning. x

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  10. These are quite delicious Jill, every one! 🙂

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  11. Glenmar Fullmer

    Wow! This is really nice!

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  12. Jill, beautiful work, i loved seeing your process too.
    Kath.

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  13. Love it! I love seeing the progression! Thanks!

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  14. You have caught the gorgeous autumnal colours.

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  15. Wow, I’d already seen the lovely result. But seeing the progress is great too!

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  16. Wow, so beautiful!!! ❤️💐

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