Day 231: More Globe Thistles

Globe Thistles (Watercolour)

Globe Thistles (Watercolour)

I enjoyed having another attempt at Globe Thistles again today, aiming to retain the soft halos around the flowers in my reference photo, caused by backlighting. This unfinished trial from this afternoon displays much fresher colours than yesterday’s, evidence that I’m not reworking the paint as much – although the spikes are a bit blobby due to masking fluid wobbles!

I think once the spikes are softened a bit it will look better, mind you I quite like it as is… overall it’s something of a change of direction for me and they’re much more abstract than anything I would usually paint. ¬†Hopefully it’s helping me loosen up :-).