"Marwood Spring" Magnolia Watercolor by Pat Yager

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With Brian Haslam’s permission, I’ve painted his beautiful pink and magenta magnolia called “Marwood Spring” here. Thank you so much, Brian! Painted on Arches 140 Cold Press with mostly Daniel Smith’s quinacridone colors.

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magenta, magnolia, pink, rose, spring, watercolour, red, purple, green, blue, gold

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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  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    As always, Pat, this is wonderful

  • You are so nice! Thank you for your kind comment, my friend! I do appreciate it! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • KristineNora
    KristineNoraover 5 years ago

    Fantastic color and detail,Beautiful work : ] k

  • Oh, thank you so much, Kristine! It means so much to me if I can bring a bit of happiness to people from a painting! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    Yes indeed, this is VERY nice! And I don’t even know what a quinacridone is :-)

  • LOL! I’m glad you like it anyway, Randall! The quinacridones are a series of red, pink, rose, magenta, and gold colors that are very translucent, and allow an artist to paint layer after layer over them while still retaining the fidelity of the colors beneath, i.e. they don’t become “muddy” when other colors are painted over them. I believe the quinacridones were first used as paints for vehicles, and have since come into their own in the art world. How’s THAT for a lesson?! LOL

    – Pat Yager

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    Thanks for the explanation! My lesson for the day!

  • Pamela Hubbard
    Pamela Hubbardover 5 years ago

    Magnolias are one of my favorite flowers. This is a beauty. Lovely work Pat!!!! And thanks for mentioning Brian. I checked out his work and Wow it is superb!!! :D

  • Brian’s work IS superb, Pam! I’m so glad you checked his RB site out, and I hope many others will as well. And thanks for your kind encouragement to me! I’m glad you like this one! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous vibrant colours. I love the wet in wet effects on the stems. Wonderful light and shadow on the petals. Beautiful watercolour, Pat.

  • Such a nice comment from another watercolor artist means a lot, Bev! Thank you very much! I’m glad you like it. – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 5 years ago

    Beautifully rendered Pat, very impressive!

  • Thank you, Alexandra, I’m glad that you like it! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Pat , this is the colour of the one i have in my tiny garden. I love the magnolia’s , it feels like summer is on the way when they flower.
    This has to be a favourite

  • Hi, Irene! How wonderful that you have one in your very own garden! The only one of that color I’ve ever seen was in England a few years ago. I love them, too, so I was so thrilled when I saw Brian Haslam’s photo here on RB! Thank you for your kind comment! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • monaiman
    monaimanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!

  • Thank you, my friend! It pleases me to know you like it! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonover 5 years ago

    Your washes are luscious and sure – great stuff!

  • Thank you, Alice. I appreciate your kind comment! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

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