Friday, July 13, 2012

Holly, Ilex aquifolium

The watercolour painting of Holly is finished. When I have completed a painting I usually put it out of sight for a couple of weeks. Then when I get it out again and look at it with fresh eyes it is easier to see where corrections or alterations should be made.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Holly Ilex aquifolium

I have just started to add deeper reds to the berries, also adding raindrops onto the leaves. I probably should be working on the rest of the leaves, but I was impatient and wanted to get going on the raindrops. Adding the raindrops is my favourite part of any painting.