The Begonias

One of the most time-consuming paintings I have worked on to date – countless hours went into its beautiful construction.

This painting consists of three colors – Ultramarine Blue, Hansa Yellow Medium and Quinacridone Rose.

I layered the colors over and over to create the impression of warm highlights and cool shadows, all the while…

The Begonia Flowers - a watercolor painting by Kat Skinner.
The Begonia Flowers – a watercolor painting by Kat Skinner.

One of the most time-consuming paintings I have worked on to date – countless hours went into its beautiful construction.

This painting consists of three colors – Ultramarine Blue, Hansa Yellow Medium and Quinacridone Rose.

I layered the colors over and over to create the impression of warm highlights and cool shadows, all the while resting underneath the beautiful pink glow of the petals. In the end, there was about five layers of paint (rose, followed by blue, rose, yellow and finally the last coat rose). The darkest areas of the painting may have up to eight semi-transparent layers, strengthening colors and creating depth.

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