The Cosmos Flower

This beautiful cosmos flower rests in the warm sun. It appears to be glowing against the dark foliage background.

The secret to the flower’s almost otherworldly glow? The transparent watercolor paint that I built layer upon layer. As light hits the paper, it travels through each of the very thin layers of paint to reach…

This beautiful cosmos flower rests in the warm sun. It appears to be glowing against the dark foliage background.

The Cosmos Flower Watercolor Painting by Kat Skinner
The Cosmos Flower Watercolor Painting by Kat Skinner

The secret to the flower’s almost otherworldly glow? The transparent watercolor paint that I built layer upon layer. As light hits the paper, it travels through each of the very thin layers of paint to reach the white paper, and back again. This allows your eyes to see each of the layers both separately and together, giving the painting amazing glow to the watercolor painting.

This painting will suit any room; whether you have a minimalistic style or elegant-traditional decor. The painting is a step away from realism, yet is not so abstract, that it will attract attention in just the right way. It really does makes a great statement piece.

The Cosmos Flower Watercolor Painting by Kat Skinner
The Cosmos Flower Watercolor Painting by Kat Skinner

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