Crab Apple Tree Blossoms

It is spring 2020 and the best thing to do in a year like this is to paint. I have a few step by step pictures of this painting in process. It is a Botanical style painting on hot press paper.    If you have a good foundation in watercolor and would like to try botanical painting I recommend The Billy Showell School of Botanical Art. It is an on-line class.   Here are a few pictures:


Notice that I use a photo on my ipad as I work.   The color and resolution is excellent--- much better than a photograph but not as good as the real thing in a vase! 



At the end you have to add lots of texture to the blossoms using a light dry brush technique. 

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