Watercolor "Autumn Gold" Rhododendron  by Pat Yager

Watercolor "Autumn Gold" Rhododendron by 

Saltspring Island, just off Vancouver Island, is a peaceful spot to go to simply enjoy the beauty of the water, the sea birds, and the fir trees. And the Northwest’s plants are in their glory there! This watercolor painting is of one of the very colorful rhododendrons we found there one spring. “Autumn Gold” is its actual name.

Painted on Arches 140 lb. cold press paper

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Besides photographing things I find beautiful, I love to paint in watercolor! It can be loads of fun, creating its own beautiful color combinations as they run together on the paper, or it can be surprisingly independent, doing “its own thing” where you pretty much have to give up control – one never knows! That’s all just part of the fun!

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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 6 years ago

    A very beautiful painting. Great work. Agnes:)))

  • Thank you, Agnes! I appreciate your looking! — Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • jadeast
    jadeastover 6 years ago

    This is a beautiful watercolor Pat

  • Thanks so much, JD! I appreciate your stopping by! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 6 years ago

    what a beautiful painting Pat of gorgeous flowers.

  • Catherine, I appreciate your comment so much! I’m glad you like it! — Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeover 6 years ago

    Simply fantastic painting pat, so real!!!!

  • How nice of you, Pat! Thank you!

    – Pat Yager

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 6 years ago

    These are beautiful mix of colours

  • Thank you, Kala! There’s a story behind those colors — The first color I used was a vivid bright orange around the centers of the blooms. It looked absolutely garish! I thought it was ruined! But I had spent so much time drawing it that I thought, “So even if I’ve ruined it, I’ll still continue painting it, just to practice.” Then, as I added other colors, the brilliant orange became more subdued in their presence, and to my amazement, all the colors, working together, made the painting “work”. Kind of like a sports team!

    – Pat Yager

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    stunning display of light on those petals.

  • Thanks, Marion. The sun was out and shining brightly that morning!

    – Pat Yager

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    if it’s watercolour, could you please add this to the description, then i can accept it into Watercolour Paintings. ta.

  • It’s done, Marion. Thanks for this information, and thanks for creating this group! — Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • dougie1
    dougie1over 6 years ago


  • I appreciate your looking, Dougie! Thank you! My husband and I have visited York and that whole area several times – A wonderful part of the world. I envy you being able to live there and constantly take it all in! — Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Ideal
    Idealover 6 years ago

    WOW Pat, Stunning !

  • Beatrice, you make my day! Thank you so much! — Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    gorgeous blossoms…. great lighting.

  • Thank you! Painting it was a challenge, but patience won out!

    – Pat Yager

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