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.”

20 Comments on Watercolor Morning Glories

  1. foresterartist
    November 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm (5 years ago)

    I love your Morning Glories!

    Reply
    • afternoonartist
      November 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Tim. That means a lot. I really struggled with this painting, and almost gave up on it.

      Reply
  2. elenacaravela
    November 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm (5 years ago)

    You’ve captured a joyful light, but retained the mystery of the morning glory.

    Reply
    • afternoonartist
      November 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Elena. Your comments are always so supportive and helpful.

      Reply
  3. Francesca
    November 26, 2012 at 3:21 am (5 years ago)

    I really like it! I think they turned out beautifully.

    Reply
  4. Vanessa Newton
    November 26, 2012 at 11:37 am (5 years ago)

    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.

    Reply
    • afternoonartist
      November 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm (5 years ago)

      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.

      Reply
  5. foodfrommetwoyou
    November 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm (5 years ago)

    looks lovely all finished..great job…sarah

    Reply
  6. Gjk
    November 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful with a soft, dreamy feel to it. I just love it!! It definitely is one of my favorites!

    Reply
  7. gabrielgarbowota
    November 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm (5 years ago)

    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?

    Reply
    • afternoonartist
      November 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm (5 years ago)

      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.

      Reply
  8. Vanessa Newton
    November 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. I so appreciate it! Best to you.

    Reply
  9. gsburek03
    January 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm (4 years ago)

    love your work and thankful that you shared artists’ texts. I want to paint birds and fairies!

    Reply

Leave a Reply