Holiday Poinsettia

I believe I have previously told you that I was doing research and checking colours for what I wanted in Daniel Smith watercolours. Needless to say, I cannot have them all, and I would be lost in colour if I did have them all. So I decided to pick palettes from colour categories that suited what I painted with a few surprises.

I am using Arches Cold Press 140lb watercolour paper along with Escoda brushes.

This Poinsettia from Picket Fence Studios is painted with one of my surprise colours called Cascade Green. It really is deceiving as it is a mix of green and blues. It can be very dark, or on the light side as I have painted, using more water.

I also used a bit of Jadeite Genuine for some of the darker areas, and for the flowers I used Hooker's Green. The flower centre I should have paid more attention to, but it is painted with Hooker's Green and Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue.

I painted this with no line watercolouring. You can see some of the detail from the stamp, but not all. I did this in my original Misti by painting my stamp with my watercolours, then stamping the card front. I did the whole stamp, knowing I would lose some of the detail which is fine.

To finish up I splattered with acrylic white paint. I am not sure what I will use it for, as I do have a few birthday's in December, so I left the sentiment off for now.

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  1. love it...I getting mine out to play with!!!
    xx Karen

  2. Gorgeous choice of watercolors, Kia. I love your subtle white acrylic splatters too TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy


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