Pink Magnolias by Joe Cartwright

I have just finished doing this painting in my class. It was painted over a couple of sessions and with more detail than I normally put in my landscape paintings, but it is just the way I feel I have to paint these flowers.

I selected this subject so my students could learn how to do more detailed work as well as how to use masking liquid with their watercolor painting.

The painting was done on Arches 300 g.s.m. cold press paper, size is a quarter sheet (37cm x 27cm).

I will be putting this up on my PaintingWithWatercolors web site as a demonstration in a little while.

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright

Australian award winning watercolour artist and tutor. You can see more of his work on his watercolour demonstration and resources website PaintingWithWatercolours

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  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesabout 4 years ago

    This one wowed me, so different to your usual paintings. The light through the flowers is stunning!

  • Hi Norah,
    Glad you liked it. I usually only do one type of flower each year, this year it is Magnolias I think.

    – Joe Cartwright

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    This certainly has that bit of extra something….. what’s the word I’m looking for instead of ‘WOW’ – LOL! …..What about PIZAZZ ! Yep – it has something amazing about it. Beautiful light effects, beautiful background and those deep fuschia pinks and the paler colours and blues are all embroidered together with your brush to make this amazing watercolour! It is just DELICIOUS!

  • Wow Lynda, Thank you!

    – Joe Cartwright

  • Ruth S Harris
    Ruth S Harrisabout 4 years ago

    Wow, this is stunning!!!!!!! Immediate favourite!

  • Thanks Ruth.

    – Joe Cartwright

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Srunning :))

  • Thank you!

    – Joe Cartwright

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyabout 4 years ago

    this is simply stunning – such beautiful work. This is over the top good!

  • I’m glad you liked it Betty, thank you. I do enjoy doing flower paintings, though I enjoy so many other subjects I don’t get to paint flowers that often.
    Thanks again.

    – Joe Cartwright

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous detail work! I love painting detailed flowers but they do take some time.

  • Thank you Leslie, Yes they do take a lot of time. But they can also be quite relaxing.

    – Joe Cartwright

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, nice sense of light shining thru the petals.

  • Thank you Cindy, I really wanted to capture that feeling of light. I’m glad it worked!

    – Joe Cartwright

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageabout 4 years ago

    This is so light and beautiful.

  • Thank you Jenny.

    – Joe Cartwright

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 4 years ago

  • Hi Annette, Thank you very much for featuring my work!

    – Joe Cartwright

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

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