Portion of a watercolour painting I’ve just finished for a botanical art contest on Tumblr - Botanicality - won’t show the whole thing until the contest starts. It’s a Canna glauca which I caught my eye in Tenerife (not flowering alas). The slightly messy style is done purposely (mostly to try and counteract by horrible habit of accidentally smudging paint while it’s drying) and there are so many layers to try and get the really bright reds and yellows in the flowers. Also! I managed to confirm that my WHSmith watercolour pencil crayons are very nice (especially when compared to other, far more expensive brands). Still, I think I’m pretty happy with the final product overall. Will probably try more like it in the future if I can ever narrow down a particular flower/plant.
Any comments or critiques are appreciated as I’m pretty new to this sort of painting.
Oh, any does anybody have any ideas or requests for future attempts?