Watercolor Sunflowers

I painted these sunflowers a few months ago but wasn’t happy with the results, so I thought I’d paint them again using a slightly different color scheme and a highly saturated background. This painting is a based on a tutorial in Fiona Peart’s book, “Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor.” The background technique is based on a tutorial in Janet Whittle’s book, “Watercolor Roses.”

10 Comments on Watercolor Sunflowers

  1. elenacaravela
    September 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Full of movement and color! The center color is a lovely surprise.

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    • afternoonartist
      September 27, 2012 at 2:14 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Elena, the painting really came together with the addition of purple.

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  2. Beth Parker
    September 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Very cool painting, Jill! I love the purple centers!!

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    • afternoonartist
      September 27, 2012 at 2:15 am (5 years ago)

      Me, too, Beth. Prior to adding the purple it was looking a bit boring.

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  3. Gjk
    September 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the updated version! The addition of the vibrant background and the same vibrancy tecnique added to the flowers centers brings a wonderful transition to the painting! I think you should continue to explore other possible uses for this technique. GREAT,

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    • afternoonartist
      September 27, 2012 at 2:16 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Mom. You’re my biggest fan!

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  4. aleciagoodman
    September 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful colors. I love how this turned out.

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    • afternoonartist
      September 29, 2012 at 4:33 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Alecia. Good to hear from you again.

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  5. foresterartist
    September 29, 2012 at 3:36 am (5 years ago)

    Very nice color palette. Just a beautiful watercolor.

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