The Orange Azalea in Watercolor

Orange Azalea Watercolor 8x10 140lb Saunders

Orange Azalea Watercolor 8×10 140lb Saunders

The Orange Azalea in Watercolor.

Inspired to create and paint once again
from our recent visit to Phipps Conservatory,

I made a first go at
the orange azalea in watercolor.

For this painting, I used Daniel Smith watercolors in Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Deep Red, Green Gold, and Perylene Green.

Hoping the April Showers are bringing you May Flowers.

Cheers & Hugs,

PS – This painting, like most all others I do, is available in our McKinneyX2Designs Etsy shop as an original, in prints, or as greeting/note cards, along with some great upcycled, re-purposed rustic pallet wood signs my daughter-in-law makes. Β Enjoy browsing!

53 thoughts on “The Orange Azalea in Watercolor

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  2. I recently found your blog and really enjoy your watercolor posts so much! Gorgeous work! Do you teach any classes in Pgh? I am from Pgh as well, I am new to watercolor and would really enjoy taking one of your classes/workshops or one on one instruction. If you do not teach any classes, do you happen to know of any classes in Pgh? I have a good supply of professional watercolors, brushes, & paper just really need to take a few courses. Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it so much!

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    • Oh Tami! I am so flattered that you would think I could teach classes! I have actually never taken a class and have just been dabbling in the watercolor medium on my own for about two years now. I would love to learn about some watercolor classes in the area myself! I can recommend you search YouTube. There are lots of great watercolor artists that generously share their talent and instruction. Thanks for making my day!!!

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  3. Bam….!!! did you nail this or what? I think what I like is that you have such a variety of strokes, color, movement and….and…..I want to add more! I think two things that I truly love is the outer edges where you showed stamens but not overly done, just the silhouette? I think that would be the word, of the outer edges. Love that. And the wash was varied throughout without tedious detail. Bam!!! πŸ˜‰

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    • Wow! Really Margaret? I almost didn’t post this one – just wasn’t sure…. Did it about a week ago. Often like it more once I let a bit of time to pass. It ages and melds a bit – and I can look at it more objectively :).

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    • Thanks so much Debi! The original already sold in the ETSY shop! I guess someone really liked it! πŸ™‚ I appreciate your comment. I wasn’t sure on this one, but liked it more after a few days – LOL!

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    • Thanks so much Ann! I wasn’t so sure about this one, but it sold first day in ETSY shop πŸ™‚ Just never know. Wedding was wonderful!!! πŸ™‚ I’m still smiling!

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