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.”
20 thoughts on “Watercolor Morning Glories”
I love your Morning Glories!
Thanks, Tim. That means a lot. I really struggled with this painting, and almost gave up on it.
I’m glad you didn’t.
You’ve captured a joyful light, but retained the mystery of the morning glory.
Thank you, Elena. Your comments are always so supportive and helpful.
I really like it! I think they turned out beautifully.
Thank you, Francesca.
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.
Thank you, Vanessa. You make me smile every time I visit your blog. I love your illustrations and view on life. I will definitely go see Les Miserables.
looks lovely all finished..great job…sarah
Thank you, Sarah!
Beautiful with a soft, dreamy feel to it. I just love it!! It definitely is one of my favorites!
Wow, thanks, Mom. 🙂
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.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. I so appreciate it! Best to you.
Always love visiting your blog.
love your work and thankful that you shared artists’ texts. I want to paint birds and fairies!
I found those books so helpful!