I could not resist starting the raindrops, I probably should have finished the washes on the leaves first, but I did not want to wait any longer. The foreground leaf is finished and I am just lifting areas on the leaf behind.This is my favourite part of the painting.
I have just started laying green washes down, increasing the intensity of the colour as I keep adding more washes. When I am happy with the tonal values I will add the raindrops. At this stage I am always impatient and want to be painting the raindrops.
Sarah is a Wirral based artist specializing in watercolour. She has written a number of magazine articles that have appeared in publications, including International Artist, Leisure Painter, and was cover artist for Paint magazine.
Sarah exhibits locally at galleries on the Wirral; in London, at Westminster Central Hall and the Mall Galleries; and recently in Frankfurt, at an exhibition space at Palmengarten. She has won many awards including the Margaret Granger Award with the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Schmincke Award with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the Maureen Hinchcliffe Award with Wirral Society of Arts.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, Irby Artists’ Association and Wirral Society of Arts.
“I strive for representative and realistic images. I believe art should have the power to transform the commonplace into the exceptional. I look for beauty in the simplest subjects: foliage, grasses and raindrops.”