While my daughter was painting her lovely orange tulips, I worked on these morning glories. This is a redo of these morning glories that I worked on last week:

I decided the yellow and turquoise background was too distracting and wanted to try a more monochrome painting. I also changed the proportion of some of the petals and glazed the flowers with blue. Which painting do you prefer?

16 Comments on Watercolor Morning Glories

  1. I am with you! I actually like them both, but like the “softness” and “quietness”of the most recent-that is, if I had to make a choice.

  2. Each of these offers unique strengths. The older one is much bolder and if feels like the flowers are floating above the background. It comes off with a strong sense of being “designed”: bold, but a little flat.

    The newer one conveys a more integrated scene – background and object. The flowers – with the blue glazing/highlights – are more volumetric this time around. I prefer this one: its impact is less immediate, but very rewarding. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  3. Thanks for your feedback, Gabriel. On the first painting I also felt the first flower was a bit flat and when I started to add highlights to the second flower in an attempt to correct that, the painting felt unbalanced. I should have stayed with the same style for the entire painting. Live and learn.

    • Thank you, Vanessa. I took a chance and tried a monochromatic color scheme. It’s hard for me to restrain myself with color. So many beautiful colors, so little time. LOL! I had a wonderful holiday. I hope you did, too.

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