Thursday, 7 June 2012

Red Geranium

























A  watercolour sketch of a red geranium from my garden.  These geraniums fill Italian balconies and terraces, they look after themselves and survive the hot summer...just what you need!

16 comments:

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Gorgeous! Makes me yearn for summer to start (it's still cold here)!

fados do lar said...

Really beautiful.

Peachtreeart said...

Delicate!

Sarah Melling said...

I love this! It looks like it was quickly done, and yet it captures the shape of the blossom so perfectly! I'm jealous: I've been laboriously rendering a lace-cap hydrangea blossom and it doesn't have the vitality that this does. You've inspired me try a quick sketch instead!

Melliott said...

I agree with Sarah--you captured this with nothing but shapes and shadows, and it screams geranium with very little specific detail. One of the wonders of watercolor, when you can master it, and you certainly have here. (Love the shadows in a hurry below as well!)

Lynn said...

This is lovely. I love your fresh loose style.

salem said...

My mom grew these flowers. You captured them so simply. They have breath and life.

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you for the lovely comments...yes a quick sketch and I was looking more at the colour than details!

Sue Pownall said...

Captured it so well Cathy.

Ann said...

Gorgeous! Just what watercolor should be, bright and spontaneous. I love this kind of painting!

frayedattheedge said...

I love the "splashiness" of this!!

debra morris said...

Lovely Cathy

ElasticUnicorn said...

The colour is so vibrant - I love it.
Looks like I have missed loads being away for such a short time.
I hope your knee and camera are both better now Cathy.
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nanke's stuff said...

I love geraniums and you did a stellar job with this one! nancy

marancat said...

How lovely!

Funtastical Faces said...

You do beautiful work - i love how you have those small red dots outside the flower!

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