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Yorky 02-01-2013 03:25 AM

February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Another change of subject this month, a Hibiscus which I photographed at Toledo Zoo. This image works well as a Macro, and I have chosen a crop for the basic image. You may want to follow the convetion of letting the flower touch 3 sides of the painting but I suppose this could be done when matting. Here's the crop, the full image is available in the RIL HERE.



Enjoy! I look forward to seeing your paintings. Post them in this thread,

Here's a link to last month's challenge.

Doug

peteralv 02-01-2013 04:28 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Beautiful this challenge.....thanks Doug.

I have some difficulties for acceding by de link to the full image in the RIL.

Yorky 02-01-2013 04:34 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Sorry Pedro, I corrected the link. Click on the RIL picture to get a larger version.

Doug

Hampshire Lass 02-01-2013 05:00 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Gorgeous photo, Doug!

I've hardly ever painted flowers, but I'll give it a go...:)

Yorky 02-01-2013 05:59 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Here's one I painted in class. 1x11 on Saunders Waterford 200lb rough.



My class painted this last week, I'll get a photo.

Doug

catjoe 02-01-2013 07:40 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
I love hibiscus flowers. Your painting is lovely Doug. Thanks for the inspiration. Kathy

Margareth56 02-01-2013 07:46 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Thank for the new challenge Doug, again I find it really challenging
You have made a wonderful painting

kayakartist 02-01-2013 11:16 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
One of my favorite flowers...can't wait to try this one!

mkillough 02-01-2013 01:15 PM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
You have done justice to a lovely challenge, Doug! :clap:

It brings back good memories for me. My Dad had a hibiscus just this color growing at the corner of our house and it had blooms on it almost the size of dinner plates.

Have a great day!
Maryq

ArtsyMom 02-01-2013 01:46 PM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Happy February Doug and thanks for posting such a lovely flower, will try.

WthrLady 02-01-2013 03:57 PM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Funny ! I JUST started another Hibiscus from the RIL last night!

Hampshire Lass 02-03-2013 05:39 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
That's lovely, Doug! Can I ask what colour you used as the base for the petals? I went with permanent rose which is, of course, a bit too pink for this to be close to the photo, but it's what I had sitting in my palette at the time, lol!

This is mine:



It's 6in x 6in, so just a tiddler. I wished I'd bothered to mask the stamen and anthers (is that what they're called? school biology was a long time ago!) then I wouldn't have had to use a spot or two of white gouache to recover them at the end :rolleyes: I lost the tonal variation through the petals a bit too, so they've ended up a bit flatter-looking than I hoped.

But I'm not unhappy with it, and I certainly enjoyed doing it - in fact, I'll probably have another go! :D

Yorky 02-03-2013 05:54 AM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Wonderful shadows Elaine. Congratulations on being #1 to post.

I at first used permanent rose but then put a wash of Napthol Red over the whole of the petals to make it redder.

Doug

catjoe 02-03-2013 12:37 PM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
Elaine, that is very pretty. I am still thinking about painting...hopefully I will soon stop thinking and just paint. I like your style! :)

meclamp12 02-03-2013 03:14 PM

Re: February 2013 Watercolor Challenge - Hibiscus
 
I think it's wonderful Elaine. I prefer it to the original photo.


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