Summer Flowers

I’ve had a lovely time painting summer flowers in watercolor. The lily is from a photo I took from my garden earlier in the summer. The dark background was actually the fence, but I love the flow of blues and purples. It seems so regal to me.

White Lily, watercolor, 7 x 7 in, on Arches 300 lb paper

The dogwood is from a photo I took in April when my mother visited. We were both enthralled by the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in flower and went on a dogwood hunt. Suddenly we found them everywhere! I find it fascinating that what seems to be the flower petals are actually the protective bracts, and the very small central green bumps are the un-opened flowers.

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Dogwood, watercolor, 7 x 7 ins, on Arches 300 lb paper

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