Nasturtiums

Remember the Nasturtium flowers I drew in my art journal last month?  Well, I decided to try painting them loosely in watercolors this week.

I started with painting wet-into-wet on 140 lb cold press paper.  You can see it in the photo on the left.  It was a cloudy day so perfect weather for painting outside.

I had my trusty helper, Jack, close by:

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So I was ready to begin.  I tried not to overthink it:

I added a few more details with watercolor:

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I couldn’t leave it alone so I added a few color pencil details…

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I didn’t like the look of the color pencils so I tried adding some watercolor pencils.  But the more I fiddled with it, the more I disliked it.  So I decided to give it a rest and come back to it later.

Here is one more photo for you to enjoy.  I just love these bright orange flowers!

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Wishing you a sunny Sunday and happy painting!  🙂

45 responses to “Nasturtiums

  1. I love your painting, Jill. The looseness feel of it is very evident of your relaxed weekend. 🙂

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  2. One of my fav flowers, and you can eat them, bonus! Lovely painting, captured the erratic growth of the plant, and the vibrant oranges beautifully

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  3. Of course: the color orange, nasturtiums and a little helper …nd you make a lovely artwork!

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  4. Oh Jill – I LOVE how these turned out – BEAUTIFUL watercolor! Look at you GLOW! za 🙂

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  5. I think you did a great job, Jill and I love your progress shots, I find those so helpful and hardly ever remember to do the same with my own work. And yay for Jack, so nice to see him too! 😎😊🎨💃🏻🌻

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  6. Your nasturtiums are beautiful and your painting is gorgeous. Love seeing how this develops, a wonderful journey. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I love nasturtiums…..these are wonderful and I love it when you add photos of your cat, your garden or environment. It gives us a chance to see not only your watercolor but you moment in your life. 🙂

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  8. So pretty! You’ve made a beautiful floral pattern! Oh how I can relate to that feeling of liking something and then going to far, but I think what you painted is so lovely.

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  9. So lovely, Jill!! The colors are wonderful and particularly love the composition! Nice!! 😍🎨

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  10. I love nasturtiums, especially yours. I am going to try painting some

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  11. Nasturtiums are one of my favorite flowers. I love the shape of the leaves. Happy day Jill, thank you for sharing your lovely watercolor.

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  12. I love the colors and the composition. It feels relaxing and has great flow. Maybe if you walk away and come back in a bit you will enjoy it more. I know, I do the same thing. We tend to be our own worst critics! BTW…your Jack looks like he helps the same way my Jack does! 😊

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    • Thanks Nancy for your lovely comments. I think I had envisioned something else in my mind. 😳 Will try the subject again another day! 🎨😃 Jack kept wanting to sit in my lap that day which made it hard to paint! Lol! 😉

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      • Maybe you should have put some paint on his paws and he could have helped. Next time try painting “cat tails” instead and he can help for sure!!😊

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  13. Very nice! I love the colors, and the depth you created.

    I like the second to the last stage the best. It’s hard to stop fiddling with a painting sometimes I get that.

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  14. Nasturtiums are such happy looking flowers. Bright and cheery. I have found the blooms like to hide behind the leaves. Yours are lovely Jill.

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  15. Painting for Joy

    I think it’s a lovely watercolor and no more “fixing” it. 😊 That’s the thing about water colors- they are unpredictable. Your garden is beautiful too. Kiss your kitty for me. I had a black cat once upon a time. His name was Spooky. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jill!

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