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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!  🙂