Thursday, March 18, 2010

Madagascar Periwinkle Watercolor

MadagascarPeriwinkle
Watercolor
6: x 6 1/2"

This is my first effort at a botanical painting.  The artists that do these must have loads of patience and an eye for details. 

5 comments:

Teresa said...

I have no idea what is a Madagascar Periwinkle but I'm sure your painting looks just like it, can't help loving your greens Ann, always so natural looking!

hwfarber said...

I have recently been playing with watercolor sticks. I'm learning from your posts--really enjoyed the ones about the Ethiopian child.

L.Holm said...

These are lovely, Ann. you're so right about botanical illustrators. I like a looser approach..but that's because I've got zero patience, and can't see close detail anymore!

Ann Buckner said...

Teresa, I hadn't heard of them either but found it interesting that some of the ingredients in the sap were used to fight lukemia.

Hi Hallie, how are you liking the wc sticks? Thanks for letting me know that you are finding some of the posts useful. That means a great deal. :)

Liz, thank you. I'm with you on the looser approach.

RHCarpenter said...

Gorgeous! And I would know you painted this even if I saw it in a room full of paintings - you have such a lovely style.