A Sunflower – Sort Of

Watercolour, Inktense pencil, and gouache on canvas: size approx. 10cm x 10cm – 4” x 4”.

Day 29 of the World Watercolour Month challenge.

This is not yet a finished painting, and it’s not one I’m particularly pleased with. However, as is often the case, there’s aspects I like, and I learn something. 

The focus is unfortunately neither the petals or the leaves, and there is a visual fight there I find disconcerting. 

It’s a long way from a fresh washy look, and doesn’t quite hit the mark as a painterly piece. However, it almost succeeds as a stylised art work – a look I quite like. 

I hope to fix it up a bit…and an “isolation” coat and varnish will help to bring out the colours and contrasts, as well as protect it. These protective coatings can be quite effective over watercolours and gouache.

On with the challenge…two more days to go!

Thanks for viewing my work

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