I wanted this piece to have some movement and be a bit looser and painterly than I normally might do a realistic piece. I have used no masking fluid on it and it's all transparent watercolor. I thought the colors were striking with yellows and magenta set with purple and blue shadows. The idea is to make the cluster of buds come at the viewer and have some dimension with a blurred out background. This flower is actually quite small but is impressive when blown up larger so we can experience it's natural design. I'm looking forward to doing one larger than this.
21.375 x 14 inches