A few weeks ago I was at the Chicago Botanical Garden and took lots of pictures. The water lilies were especially enthralling. I took this picture intentionally out of focus because I loved the splashes of color and the impressionist look.
Of course I took another one in focus, and then I wondered what it would be like to paint this fairly simple scene . . .
I first tried watercolor. There are things I like about it, but I wish I knew how to make the colors in the flowers pop more!
Then I tried acrylic on a slightly larger surface. There were things that were easier about acrylic, like the fact that you can paint completely over something if you don't like it! And I felt the need to add a third flower just to make the space work better.
Any tips from seasoned painters out there? (Besides the fact that maybe I should sign up for a class!)