Crystal vase with violet flowers is a still life that I just finished. Below are the different steps in completing this original watercolor painting.
Below is the wet into wet painting done in the beginning of the background and flower stems. Started defining the petals at this point. Leaving out the crystal vase.
Defined the stems by painting space around the leaves and stems with a dark green. Notice the violet color that came down the stem area when I was painting wet into wet. Makes a nice transition between the flowers and the stems.
Finished drawing the crystal vase right onto the watercolor paper. Included the shadow of the vase. Concluded the crystal vase with flowers by painting the vase and shadow. First image above shows the final stage in this original still life of flowers.
Thank you for walking us through this! Love this pic so much, but I wouldn’t have known where to begin, it’s beautiful, P. J.
Thanks Marcia, I did approach this painting differently by starting the painting before finishing the drawing.
How did you do the flowers? Were they done all at once? Or did you do the background edges wet into wet, let that dry a bit and then the flowers wet into wet? One flower in the front has three colors, was that wet into damp, or did you let each layer dry first?
Laura, Started wet into wet like in the 2nd photo and then added the flowers wet on dry. So the paper was dry when I did the flower details. I finished the flowers all at once rather quickly. Let that dry and started in on the green stem area background.