Here I have started to add watercolour paint. I always paint the whole picture with the palest colours first, it helps to define where everything is in the painting especially if it is quite complicated. I applied midnight green and neutral tint for the background using a no.2 brush. With the tulips I used a pale wash of quinacridone magenta and naples yellow for the stamens.
Next week I will build up the intensity of the colours.
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.”