This large white Dutch Crocus stood out against the popular purple variety surrounding it and created a perfect focal point.
This is a two part tutorial.
Part 1. You will learn how to:-
*Adapt the reference material to improve the composition.
*Paint a wet on wet variegated background
*Paint the purple crocuses wet on wet
*Mix shades of grey to suggest shadows on a white flower
*Paint simple sweeping leaves
*Use the negative painting technique to surround the brown leaves whilst strengthening the foreground background
French Ultramarine blue
Jackmans Size 8 round synthetic brush
Cotman 111 Size 10 synthetic brush
140lb NOT (a slight texture) Bockingford watercolour paper
Finished size 22 x 22cms
Pebeo Drawing gum (Masking fluid)
fine feather or alternative applicator