Snowdrops and Fallen Leaves by Ann Mortimer

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Watercolour 23×23cm W and N artists watercolours on Saunders Waterford 140not paper.
This is an illustration from my tips and techniques book “Flowers in the Landscape” where I talk about how to use masking fluid with watercolour. Snowdrops are little Winter gifts that bring hope and joy in the cold, dark days of January and February. They are the harbingers of Spring. I love them and they are a gift to watercolourists.

I’m a watercolour artist and art tutor from Nottingham, UK. I love painting flowers particularly and sharing techniques with others as I really rate this wonderful medium. I have written two watercolour tips and techniques books which demonstrate the way I like to use watercolour.

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  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaabout 4 years ago

    aw!!! this is sooooooo lovely! i love this and the effects you used in here… i am in love with how you left the background as it is, watercolour-ey!:):) fantastic work as always Ann!:D smileeeeesssss!

  • Thank you Jo-anne! Yes glad you like the vignette style. I often do that. Lay the wash in first with unfinished edges and then dig out the picture from with in it!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    I love love love snowdrops!!

  • Mmmm me too!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    How very beautiful & such rich colors.

  • Thanks Marsha, once you’ve masked out those little white droplets, you’re free to be rich and dark all arouund them.

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Fluegel
    Fluegelabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful aquarell :) Beautiful colors.

  • Thank you Fluegel!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Aase
    Aaseabout 4 years ago

    Very pretty.

  • Thank you Aase, glad you like!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    I like the wet-in-wet effects you used for the background and outlying edges of some of the foliage coupled with the hard edges of the main subject matter! Beautiful work!

  • Ken, thank you for really looking as always! I suppose variety of edges is what we’re after…although I can’t say I’m aware of it as I’m painting!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • allicata
    allicataabout 4 years ago

    Love the rich colors and the soft transparent background. I like what Ken said. You have a great touch with the watercolors.

  • Thank you Allison. Some parts of that background are a single wash with more and more detail and negative painting going on towards the centre.

    – Ann Mortimer

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 4 years ago

    Lovely Work:-)

  • Thank you Robyn!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 4 years ago

    Ann this is lovely.

  • Thank you Gloria for taking the time to comment!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Just lovely! The rich background colors really bring the snow drops out in all their beauty!

  • Angie, I’m so glad you like it!

    – Ann Mortimer

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