Now this one I painted a few years ago as a study in negative painting, which is one of the fundamental technichs of watercolor painting. Here I got inspiration from the blog of Brenda Swenson, that I can't find anymore - but if click on her name there is a link to her facebook page.
Yes, I love painting flowers, and I do a lot of floral sketches in my sketchbook.
The sketchbook is ment for inspiration. It lays right there, easy to reach and use even every day, without any further planning or expectations. And even if the paper - like in this case -isn't very suitable for watercolours, it allows me to test some ideas or new materials -
So I had been planning to do this for so long - but somehow couldn't just tear apart a book and start to paint on the pages... Until I found this book between the others and noticed that it was actually loosing its pages and even the cover was missing...
It is a classic 'serious' book - but I didn't care!
I finally let myself loose - and started painting!
It was a lot of fun - and it finishd with many sketches on bookpages.
Here I'm showing just a few, the first ones, since I have a project for the following ones, that I'm planning to show soon...
...and I want to anticipate some of the beautiful colours of the wines in the autumn. This painting is from quite a few years ago. I painted it from a photo by a wellknown Tuscan photo artist - but I'm not 100% sure about his name and cannot find the original source. I wold be happy to link to him if someone knows his name!