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PaintingMum
06-06-2014, 04:49 AM
Here is my first go at a botanical painting. Watercolour on Art Spectrum 300gsm CP 18cm x 25cm. c&c welcome :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/88188-AppleBlossomlowres.jpg

JELLYBEAD
06-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Very nice Jaana.

Lady Carol
06-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Gorgeous. Is the paper white or pink?

bhavani.krishnan
06-06-2014, 02:55 PM
Very delicate and pretty

PaintingMum
06-07-2014, 05:02 AM
Thanks JellyBead :)
Carol, thanks and yes the paper is white at least irl :) To be honest, I didn't even notice the pinkiness of the paper in the photo until you mentioned it. :)
Thank you Bhavani :)

Charlie's Mum
06-07-2014, 12:58 PM
It's a very lovely floral painting Jaana but it's more 'floral' than 'botanical'.
Botanical painting is extremely precise and definitive of the plant - including other aspects such as buds, separate leaves, seedheads etc.
There are definitions and resources of Botanical art in our Resources thread if you want to pursue it:)

But Floral painting is most widely offered in this forum.:) so do join us by sharing more as you paint them!
We also have he monthly challenge thread, The Plant Parade to which you'd be very welcome!

Vivien Maloney
06-08-2014, 01:53 AM
Lovely floral Jaana.

PaintingMum
06-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Thanks for the clarification Maureen, really appreciate you taking the time to critique for me. :) I'll pop on over and read that resource you mentioned.

Thanks Vivien :)

Lea51
06-12-2014, 11:53 AM
I like it, precisely because it isn't quite botanical. To me, it seems to have more life, probably because of the depth of color...

PaintingMum
06-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Thanks Lea :) Appreciate your input.
Maureen, I read through the resource page. What an awesome pile of info!
I've been fiddling around in my notebook and learning heaps. I'll post a pic later when I've a bit more time. Organizing my daughters 21st party at present...

Charlie's Mum
06-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Glad to help Joana!:)

I agree Lea! But Botanical art is for a very specific purpose, so has to be 'tight' and very precise ....... it illustrates a plant far better than photographs do and shows all aspects of a plant's life on one page.
An art in itself!:)