16. Painting Pink Cyclamens- After the Workshop

Pencil drawing process - ©Heeyoung Kim

Light application of watercolor -©Heeyoung Kim

Layering intenser color- ©Heeyoung Kim
at Brushwood Center, Ryerson Woods

Pink flowers including Cyclamens look so pure and light. And that is the beauty of them. In this workshop, we all were very careful not to add too dark shadow. Another thing we found was the petals were so thin and translucent that they didn't cast shadow on other petals behind or under them, in beautiful natural lighting condition. This was one more good reason not to add too dark shadow!

We also focused on creating fine gradation which should be the most basic technique in botanical watercolor, but not easy to get achieved. We tried it both with wet washes and dry brush technique. 
The result was beautiful! 

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