Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Painting Forsythia Flowers

I paint the flowers of a forsythia shrub using a limited palette of watercolor and gouache. I show how to start by capturing the overall gesture and silhouette of the whole plant and then subdivide the mass into smaller shapes.

1 comment:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Wow, very nice as well as helpful. Keyword-representative. Not easy to remember, the forsythia is a good subject to focus on. Thank you
Today I photographed a forsythia that had the sunlight on the top third. This is the first year it has fully bloomed in the about 7 years since it was planted. Two years ago it was cut way back. And now, it is tall enough to reach up for more sunlight.