I had to get creative to paint my roses in watercolour today.
Pack light watercolour kit.
I’m taking a couple of days to get off the daily treadmill and chill out at a spa for the weekend. It’s a chance to read, rest, do some stretching sessions, and be pampered. It also meant packing really light.
I had planned to pre-paint my couple of entries for this weekend, but I was just too busy so I had to make a plan: a few sheets of pre-cut paper, one brush and the Georgia Mansur palette from Daniel Smith. Georgia very kindly sent me a sample sheet for her palette before I went on her workshop last year. It has some wonderful juicy colours. I’ve experimented with it before, so this would be a great way to work with her palette again, and pack light at the same time.
Roses in Watercolour
Having worked out the ‘how’, the next point was the usual question: “What to paint?”
When in doubt, I trawl through the photographs on my laptop for inspiration. I have some glorious flower photographs taken in our garden by Marc. Valentine’s Day is round the corner, so I thought I should paint a few roses in watercolour for sale on Running with Brushes.
I’ll get back to the fishing flies collection again soon.