Wednesday, 28 January 2015

DAY 28 - On the Home Stretch

Well, the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is almost done! As I got started late I will finish 3 pieces on my own to make my numbers up to 30. I won't be able to post them on Leslie's blog or on Sea Dean's blog but I will still write about them here.

I painted another flower for today's piece, once again using the white paint to blend the colors.
This piece was awkward as I had trouble figuring out the way the petals turned. I had a look at some photos on-line and Magnolia petals appear to white on the inside and colored on the outside. The reference photo in the copy book was black and gray so there was some guessing going on.

"Magnolia" is a 7.5 x 7 watercolor on rice paper.

Don't forget to have a look at all of the art on Leslie's blog - and then go and vote on Sea Dean's blog -

If you are interested in buying any of my paintings from this challenge, (or any of my paintings) you can see them all - with prices - in the Challenge Album on my Facebook page - or in the Mellowood album on my Google+ page -


  1. Oh Val, this is absolutely stunning! The soft blending is wonderful! The branches and buds, all so beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Sheila - you always say such lovely things!