A watercolour of a pure white single-flowered Camelia, with a loose, vibrant background.
W & N and Shin Han watercolour, watercolour pencils, on NOT paper.
Copyright Jacki Stokes 2012


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Nature is my passion and inspiration for my art. I started out by photographing it, but now I love to paint it as well.
I have been painting with watercolour for many years now, and I am still amazed and continually excited by this most magical of mediums. I’m still on my journey of discovery; a journey which I hope will never end. Every time I pick up my paintbrush I wonder where the paint will lead me.
Another magical medium, which I am enthralled by, is encaustics.

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  • jyoti kumar
    jyoti kumarover 1 year ago

    wow..such delicate handling of foreground and what a beautiful background …gorgeous,Jackie.

  • Thank you jyoti for your welcome praise – much appreciated. I really like the background of this one too (my favourite colour combination maybe?) I am quite surpised that we two seem to be the only people to like this painting. I wonder why? It’s one of my favourites.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Bev  Wells
    Bev Wellsover 1 year ago

    This is lovely Jacki – again I can see your two seperate whishes not marrying

    Just need to bleed those backgrounds colours over the edges- loose the neat edge and you will be flying x

    You have chosen the shadow colours to complement the backgrond just need to be braver ,mess it up x
    Happy painting

  • Thank you Bev for your kind feedback – I always said that if I lived nearer to you I would come to your classes. Maybe we’ll have a correspondence course via RB! :-)
    Next time I will try very hard to not be so precious and will try to mess it up a bit. Give me a week and then watch this space? Best wishes and happy painting!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Jacki you really got this one right, it is lovely. Shirley

  • Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Shirley – it’s very much appreciated. I’m so glad that you like this!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesover 1 year ago

    Also available as greeting cards:

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyabout 1 year ago

    The white petals against those shades of blues really POP, Jacki!
    Your flowers in your series are fresh and bright, full of colours! Wonderful!

  • Thank you so much Susan for your lovely feedback – it is much appreciated. I’m so glad you like this one as it’s one of my all-time favourites, but not that popular here on RB!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Sunflower3
    Sunflower39 months ago


  • Thank you so much Sunflower – your lovely comment is much appreciated.

    – Jacki Stokes

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