CACTUS DAHLIAS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Realising I need a few floral paintings to help support the upcoming demo I’m doing,  when I spotted some images of cactus dahlias I had taken in the summer I thought that they might be a worthwhile challenge. Indeed they were. I used the same colours as for the Hellebores I did a few days ago. I do find shading yellow quite difficult, but it seems to have worked here. The colour of the dahlias is a lemon yellow which doesn’t pull it away from the foliage much and as I wanted to rise into a light source in the painting I started to lose tonal options in the top part though the subtle changes are growing on me.

Other floral paintings are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

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5 thoughts on “CACTUS DAHLIAS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

  1. Nice painting, I really like your muted colour palette, and how none of the colours are distracting. The purples and yellows make it very interesting. I’ve had Daliah’s in my backyard several times. They are amazing flowers.

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