What’s blooming?

Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

My Agapanthus are blooming right now, and this sweet bud just opening inspired me to try to paint it.

Painted on Arches Hot Press 140lb watercolor paper, with Sennelier paints.
I used, Naples Yellow, Indian Yellow, Cobalt Violet Deep, Ultramarine Deep, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, and Ivory Black.

I received a gift card to Amazon for my birthday last month so, I splurged on a Di Vinci Artissmo brush #1 rd. I used it, along with an Escoda Reserva #2, and a Robert Simmons Sapphire 10/0 brushes.
WOW, does  the Artissmo brush hold water! I’m having to learn to paint all over again with this brush.



I’m really happy with how this little bud came out. I’m feeling brave enough to try the whole pom pom blossom. To be continued. 🙂

Charlie O’ Shield’s over at doodlewash  has invited artist, and dabblers in paint to tag their  nature paintings, or watercolor  work in the month of June to share our work using the tag

#naturedoodlewash. He’ll compile a list of all those who participated at the end of the month.

Image made with Lumix FZ200| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015

More to come…

Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Silicon Valley. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

29 thoughts on “What’s blooming?”

  1. Beautiful flower, Deborah :-). Love the colours and all the delicate little flower buds. Glad you are enjoying your new brushes. I bought one red sable recently to see how is differed from my Taklon brushes. It does hold a lot of water! Your wooden frame is a lovely touch. Looking forward to your next flower.

    1. Thank you so much Myriam! Today an Isabey Mop Brush…another birthday presentarrived and am thinking this brush is going to have a learning curve as well.
      The whole pom-pom thing isn’t working out too well. I need more study on foreshortening; which I’m doing now.

            1. If you ever have a question regarding photography shoot me an email! If you need a Skype meeting for more of a “need to see you do it then I’ll do it” session let me know we can skype or do a webex. If I can help just holler!

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