Playing with watercolours... Summer colours!

Alcea Rosea, watercolour 24x30cm on Fabriano Artistico 300grs paper

I have either been very busy or very lazy lately, so it's definitely time for a new post!
I painted this hollyhock (Alcea Rosea ) from my fantasy, last week,
when the flowers in my garden were already suffering the heat of July...

And this is what I did first, an underwash just playing with some colours. 
To be honest I wasn't really sure what it was going to develop into!
And yes, I admit I was definitely inspired by Jean Haines, if you don't know her work, click on the link for lots of inspiration.

 work in progress

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