Painting Volumetric Shapes
Keep your eye out for the beautiful Irises that will be blooming soon. Iridaceae, meaning rainbow because of their many colors, are from the family Asparagales*, and are some of the world’s most popular flowers. Even as buds, these strong graceful flowers add direction to any bouquet. Summer Iris, a 1991 original watercolor, was painted quickly to softly mix the many colors.
To simplify painting an Iris, I first practiced painting the light on two white bowls sitting upside down and right side up on top of each other. Some of the background flowers are shown as descriptive shapes, but the volume was emphasized in the foreground flowers.
Want to learn how to paint with Watercolor?
Sign up for my Beginning Watercolor Workshop today! I have room for a few more students and it is discounted until June 10th. For 3 ½ days, enjoy a relaxed and fun environment to learn the joy of watercolor with me at the Fargo Holiday Inn, July 12-15. This class is for the total beginner and we practice easy drawing and painting skills and make a painting. Bring a friend or family member and gain a painting buddy. Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting flowers and it’s easy to transport anytime to record something you love.