Gum blossoms bluePosted: September 1, 2009
When I received my new Bloom Away set from the Australian catalog, I stamped each image in black and then looked up the colours of the flowers to try watercolouring them as realistically as possible. This is the first image I did after searching online for my colours and finding this painting. I should have looked even closer to home as there was a beautiful picture that my dad had taken and included in a calendar he made and sent us last year.
After I had finished the colouring I wasn’t sure what I wanted in the background and tried several arrangements of blue blossoms before deciding to fill in the entire background. On one hand it seems a bit busy, on the other I feel like I just made my own patterned paper.
Stamps: Bloom Away
Inks: Basic Black, Not quite Navy
Cardstock: Not quite Navy, Whisper White
Also: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils