Watercolor Morning Glories

This was such a simple drawing, yet I found these morning glories quite challenging to paint. Challenging = difficult, which usually means it was a learning experience, and that’s a good thing. This painting was based on a drawing lesson from Janet Whittle’s book, “How to Draw Exotic Flowers in Simple Steps.”

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20 thoughts on “Watercolor Morning Glories

  1. Morning Glories make me smile. This painting is just what a I needed this morning. I must try your recipe below as well. You are an artist in the kitchen as well. Yes please rent or see Les Misrables! I think you really will enjoy it.

  2. I feel vindicated… this piece turned out just as gorgeous as predicted. There is just the right amount of spacial separation between the object and the background. My only question is: how do you find time to do art with all the cooking and socializing you do?

    • It’s difficult to squeeze in everything I want to accomplish each day. I had to give up some indulgences to find time to paint, namely watching TV, flipping through magazines, and reading books. I now listen to books on tape while I drive. I still get to enjoy reading but in another form. And I’ve gained lots in return, namely an opportunity to produce fine art again, which I haven’t done in years, and time spent with my mother, daughter, and sister painting–what a treat. As always, thank you for your feedback on my work and your encouragement.

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