Camellia Study – 7.5″ x 6″ – watercolor on paper
It’s camellia season at Descanso Gardens again. Here’s a quick study I did of one of the countless blooms in the massive camellia forest.
Yesterday we went to the Irvine Museum to see the last day of the exhibit “Majestic California.” The museum will now be closed for a week while they hang their new show of paintings representing spring in California. All this nature viewing has me inspired to paint, paint, paint.
The colors used here were mostly thalo blue, new gamboge, opera, payne’s gray, and a few small touches of colored pencil in the stamen area.