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Snowdrop in Watercolour and Ink

Watercolour Snowdrop : Art for January

This is a quick study of a snowdrop in watercolour - a fun way to get to know the plant in preparation of gathering information for a watercolour and ink botanical flower painting.

It was painted on hot-pressed watercolour paper using Winsor and Newton paints.

Quickly done, the detailed study of the snowdrop was a useful way to start understanding the form of this pretty January flower. Having taken a close look at the flower, this watercolour painting could then be turned into a more playful flower painting - the ink was added for fun.

Flower painting : Snowdrop in Watercolour and ink : January art blog.
Flower painting : Snowdrop in Watercolour and ink : January art blog.

...And so was the bottle, which was one of a collection of old bottles collected on riverside and countryside rambles, many years ago. The snowdrop was only the length of a small mobile phone - so that bottle is tiny but seemed perfect for holding this little specimen.

Overall, this was a simple watercolour and ink sketch of the snowdrop. It was painted last year and it has been a long wait for another snowdrop to appear in the garden...

But one has appeared in the garden and, so, onto some slightly more botanical studies and sketches of this little plant.

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