Pink Lilies in Watercolor

Pink Lilies in Watercolor

Pink Lilies in Watercolor

The gorgeous gold tone on the flower buds and stems is green gold by Winsor Newton–one of my favorite colors. It looks fabulous paired with the pink and coral tones in the flowers. I painted the veins on the leaves with white acrylic ink and a Number 1 round paint brush. This painting is based on a tutorial in Fiona Peart’s book, “Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor.” It’s a great book for beginning–or seasoned–watercolorists. Watercolors and acrylic ink on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

Here are some close-up views:

Pink lilies in watercolor - closeup view

Pink lilies in watercolor--close up view

34 Comments on Pink Lilies in Watercolor

  1. said-simply
    October 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Really lovely, thank you for sharing!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, and thanks for the visit.

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      • said-simply
        October 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm (4 years ago)

        Always a pleasure!

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  2. Joy Makon
    October 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm (4 years ago)

    These are beautiful. There’s a certain simplicity to the piece that highlights the colors and shapes. Good work!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Joy. I can never get enough color.

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  3. Greta
    October 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm (4 years ago)

    My comment has already been used twice, but zi have to repeat it as the painting is, indeed, gorgeous!

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  4. littlepinkdove
    October 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this one! The flowers are gorgeous and the coral pinks are my favorite colors. I’d buy this in a heartbeat!

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  5. Cindy D.
    October 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! The color is amazing! Beautiful shapes and stripes and negative space, too. Maybe my favorite I’ve seen you post!

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  6. shreejacob
    October 12, 2013 at 4:28 am (4 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I tried my hand on some acrylic painting and watercolour! It then turned out to be mixed with oil pastels, paints and pens..LOL.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm (4 years ago)

      I love to see your painting. Did you post photos on your blog?

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      • shreejacob
        October 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm (4 years ago)

        Nope. Well….I did post a few (three) attempts at watercolours…I think it was the Being Arty Farty August edition, but the one I mentioned in the comment I made will be up in November :) I’ve got a few ideas going on in my head about using the acrylic paints and other media …so thought I’d do a few then post them up together :)

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  7. Pink Saucer
    October 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful Watercolor

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  8. Pat
    October 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm (4 years ago)

    You do such lovely work.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Pat. I love your work, too, and always look forward to seeing updates to your blog in my email inbox.

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  9. elenacaravela
    October 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous. I especially love the values inside of the lily-wonderfully rendered.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Elena, for always being so encouraging and supportive of my work. :)

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  10. The Renegade Seamstress
    October 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm (4 years ago)

    There is so much depth to this painting, Jill! I love the colors you chose.

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  11. violetski
    October 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Really beautiful painting , Jill ! ❤️

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    • afternoonartist
      October 25, 2013 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Violet. I like this painting, too.

      Reply

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