Watercolor Morning Glories

While my daughter was painting her lovely orange tulips, I worked on these morning glories. This is a redo of these morning glories that I worked on last week:

I decided the yellow and turquoise background was too distracting and wanted to try a more monochrome painting. I also changed the proportion of some of the petals and glazed the flowers with blue. Which painting do you prefer?

16 Comments on Watercolor Morning Glories

  1. shreejacob
    November 19, 2012 at 8:27 am (6 years ago)

    I like the bottom one!

    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Shree. Now I have two paintings to finish.

  2. elenacaravela
    November 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm (6 years ago)

    I very much like them both.

  3. Francesca
    November 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm (6 years ago)

    The bottom one. The purple of the morning glories really stands out.

    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you for your feedback, Francesca.

  4. foodfrommetwoyou
    November 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

    i think the bottom one really makes the flowers stand out..but both are lovely..sarah

    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you for your feedback, Sarah.

  5. Gjk
    November 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm (6 years ago)

    I am with you! I actually like them both, but like the “softness” and “quietness”of the most recent-that is, if I had to make a choice.

  6. gabrielgarbowota
    November 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm (6 years ago)

    Each of these offers unique strengths. The older one is much bolder and if feels like the flowers are floating above the background. It comes off with a strong sense of being “designed”: bold, but a little flat.

    The newer one conveys a more integrated scene – background and object. The flowers – with the blue glazing/highlights – are more volumetric this time around. I prefer this one: its impact is less immediate, but very rewarding. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  7. afternoonartist
    November 22, 2012 at 1:57 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for your feedback, Gabriel. On the first painting I also felt the first flower was a bit flat and when I started to add highlights to the second flower in an attempt to correct that, the painting felt unbalanced. I should have stayed with the same style for the entire painting. Live and learn.

  8. Vanessa Newton
    November 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm (6 years ago)

    These are soooo beautifully painted! I love the colors. Wonderfully captured it all.
    Hope that you had a most wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • afternoonartist
      November 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Vanessa. I took a chance and tried a monochromatic color scheme. It’s hard for me to restrain myself with color. So many beautiful colors, so little time. LOL! I had a wonderful holiday. I hope you did, too.

  9. ann krier
    March 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm (6 years ago)

    beautiful work !


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