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.

 

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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…

Monochrome Madness2 15/52: On the Verge of Blooming.

Copyright ©2015 Deborah M. Zajac  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Agapatha’s are blooming in my yard, and as you can imagine I’ve been out imaging them with my LensBaby Composer Pro and my Macro lens while the blooms last.

For this week’s Monochrome Madness 2 I present a single blossom on the flower on the verge of blooming. It reminds me of praying hands.

Monochrome Madness 2 15 of 52 On the Verge of Blossoming

If you have a moment please click here to go to Leanne Cole’s Blog to see all the other wonderful entries to this week’s MM2 Challenge

Nikon Df| LensBaby Composer Pro w/ Soft Focus Optic and 16mm Macro attachment| f4| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Hand-held

More to come…