Friday, August 12, 2011

Two Florals With Fun Backgrounds

I worked on these two at my Thursday painting group for two weeks. They are based on a book called "Watercolor Without Boundaries" by Karlyn Holman. I liked her backgrounds, and tried to incorporate them in my work. The rose (from my garden) is 15 x 15 and has a white border all around. The rose of sharon (courtesy of my friend Anna) in a vase is 11 x 11, also with a white border all around. These were really fun to design and I like the effect, so I will probably be doing more of these in the future.


cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Michelle, i really love the backround. Fun and interesting! Beautiful as well.

Ai said...

Michelle, these bakground are very nice, enhancing the flowers so well.

Michelle Himes said...

Thank you, Cathy and Ai. They were fun to do, but it was hard keeping the background from taking over. I think I still kept the flowers as the main focus.