Spring Primroses by Ann Mortimer

Watercolour 34×25cm Artists watercolours on 140lb cold press watercolour paper.

This was my demo piece for last weekend’s studio workshop. I really love painting these cheerful little flowers that appear from nowhere in early Spring and are little patches of creamy prettiness on the dark cold earth.
As always I enjoy the contrast between the flower heads and their sombre surroundings.

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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  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaverabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Ann, i love how you do these negative pieces and you have created so much depth here with those delicate,subtle fusions receding back into the picture !

  • Thank you for that lovely appreciation of this piece…makes it all worthwhile!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    So very lovely, Ann. I agree with Lorus…your paintings always have such depth.

  • Marsha, thank you so much!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous watercolor. Primroses are amazing and you have rendered them so well!

  • Thank you Angie, yes, they’re very special little flowers!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    goodness, Ann…soooo beautiful and much prettier than a picture!!! another favorite~

  • Sally, thank you and for the fave!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 3 years ago

    Such a joy to view, Ann. I love the contrast and the play of light on the leaves. Truly a wonderful promise of spring.

  • Thank you Bev, yes, essence of Spring you might say!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 3 years ago


  • Wow, thank you canonman!

    – Ann Mortimer

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  • Oh lovely! thank you Kira for this feature!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, Ann!

  • Thank you so much Charuhas!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you mom! That’s kind!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks lorilee!

    – Ann Mortimer

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