Fearless Friday, May Bouquet

I really enjoyed my Mother’s Day bouquet

 

sunny bouquet

 

I decided to try to capture it with watercolors

 

sunny seaside centerpiece

 

One of my favorite ways to study a photo for painting is to use the Waterlogue app

 

Waterlogue

It does the painting for you!

Painted in Waterlogue

You can print this out or take it to a professional to print and/or  have it enlarged for framing

I like to use Waterlogue as reference to help me break down the shapes, tones and colors in complicated arrangements

 

bright luxury bouquet

 

When I painted this, I simplified the shapes and omitted many details, and set the focus on the two forward roses by adding the most details to them

 

flower close up

 

I love the way this ribbed vase distorts the stems

 

vase reflections

 

I merely suggested this in my painting with vertical shapes and lines

 

 

vase close up

 

 

Mother's Day bouquet

 

You can also pay with your photo in Picmonkey or any photo editor.  The photo below was created with the posterize effect, which simplifies the shapes and dramatically defines the shadow tones

 

posterized bouquet

 

Here is the bouquet “painted” with watercolors in Photoshop, again, this effect simplifies the shapes and defines the shadow tones

 

DSC_0033

I love the way the shadows in the glass stand out in this one, and the strong contrasts between the lightest lights and darkest darks…

So, even if you aren’t comfortable with a brush, you can still paint in other ways!

 

Mother's Day bouquet

Be Fearless!

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Comments
29 Responses to “Fearless Friday, May Bouquet”
  1. I really loved seeing the process of painting the gorgeous bouquet from the waterlogue app Jenna. The detail of the stems seen through the ribbed vase was my favorite. Such a cool app!

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  2. Jodi says:

    Gorgeous. I forgot about that app. It is helpful!!!!

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  3. Emily says:

    A beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet Jenna. I love the watercolor applications too, and have fun with them. I made pics of my bouquet so I think I will do this too.
    Have a great weekend……….

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  4. Lovely, Jenna! Such a pretty vase of flowers, and your watercolor is beautiful.

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  5. Jenna, I love all your “watercolor” versions of your beautiful bouquet, especially the one you actually painted! While we can all tap on those apps it takes a real artist like you to analyze the elements and then know how to create such a painting. Love it! Linda

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  6. Lynn says:

    Looks like you really enjoyed your flowers! Happy Weekend:@)

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  7. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I love that your artist’s eye caught the detail of the ribbed vase. So beautiful! Did you happen to see the watercolor show at the Eastern Shore Art Center when you were in Fairhope? It will be up for a few more weeks. Just amazing.

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  8. Jenna, love your bouquet and how you captured it with your water color painting. I played around with Waterlogue when it first came out, but then I forgot about it! Happy weekend!

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  9. Mary says:

    Gorgeous Jenna! You captured your Mother’s Day bouquet beautifully with your watercolor rendering! I think what I love the most about watercolors is the impressionistic quality and how just a wash of color can convey a feeling or tell a story. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. lulu says:

    Jenna, you do amaze me with all that you do. Now your Mother’s Day bouquet will stay with you and remind you of the one who expressed love with it.

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  11. Lori says:

    Wow! That came out beautiful!

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  12. Jemma says:

    This watercolor print caught my eye! It is beautiful as is your Mother’s Day bouquet.
    Visiting from J&J
    Jemma

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  13. Jenny says:

    Great idea. I love painting in watercolor but I always struggle with getting to detailed. This could be a good trick to try. Thanks for sharing on Celebrate your story link party
    -Jenny

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  14. JESS44903 says:

    Wow…so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  15. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I love your pretty floral arrangement. I love playing with different apps too.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  16. I’m working on my watercolor technique (with varying degrees of success) and find any hints welcome! You’re right about the simplifying. The photo altering techniques do take some of the clutter out and help you get a better start. I love your painting — it’s beautiful (and I think prettier than all the other renditions!)

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    • Thank you Jeanie, I think watercolor intimidates me because you can’t just paint over mistakes like you can with acrylic! I love the easy clean up though and am trying to do a lot of experimenting. Happy painting!

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  17. Stacey says:

    What a beautiful and smart idea! You make it sound so easy. 😉

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  18. Sandra Garth says:

    You have some serious skills!

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  19. Oh, how beautiful! You really have a great talent! That is a great idea to alter the picture into a watercolor look to get an idea how it should look in your actual painting. I really need to find some time to eke out for honing some new skills like painting! Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story! link party.

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  20. Kim Seghers says:

    The flowers are gorgeous and your painting is beautiful. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing at the Talented Tuesday link up. Have a great week, Kim

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