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.