I began by doing a quick sketch of the three flowers in this piece and then completely drew a blank as to how to proceed from that point. I revisited the piece the next evening and decided I was just going to grab the brush and go for it. The piece is painted with Winsor & Newton and Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paints on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The interaction between this particular paint and paper really creates some interesting textures and brush strokes.
Featured in Painter’s Universe group in January 2011.