This is my second of the Wildflowers series. It is inspired by our patch of wildflowers growing on our property, with the hope of attracting more bees and butterflies into our environment. We have many different varieties blooming at different times, so there’s always some beautiful wildflowers to draw and paint!
I sketched the coneflowers, blazing stars and black-eyed susans to begin this piece, capturing their typical characteristics. I used the heavy weight 300-pound watercolor paper for the support, and started by applying geometric shapes to the background to add interest and complement the natural shapes and colors of the flowers. I simplified the floral shapes, because there’s too much tiny detail, but still captured the essence of each flower.
I love the vibrant colors of the flowers and combine and design the shapes as I go — adding and subtracting shapes and moving them around on the surface before tacking them temporarily with a glue stick. After completing the shapes design, I used Elmer’s glue to adhere them to the support. After it dried I applied UV varnish to protect it.
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