Fearless Friday, Pink Gladiolas

I recently discovered a watercolor artist

who’s style is really eye-popping

Krzysztof Kowalski

I just had to see if I could do something similar…

I started with a pencil sketch

Beginning with the top flower and working down,

drawing shape by shape

Instead of painting the flowers,

I started with the background,

painting different shades of sap green around the flowers

I painted the flowers from the top down

Next I added the areas of yellow

Shades of lilac, peach and orange

This is often where I get carried away~

As the end of the painting draws near

I forget to stop and take photos

and next thing I know it’s done

“Pink Gladiolas” after Kryzsztof Kowalski, 9″ x 12″ watercolor on mixed media paper

Once the watercolor was dry I added a few details

with pink and purple fineliner pens

Mine is not nearly as beautiful as Kowalski’s

with his adept blending and layering of colors,

but it was fun trying some different techniques

Art is all about learning, experimenting

and enjoying the process…

when you think you don’t like it,

or want to quit, walk away,

wait a while and look at it with fresh eyes…

you might just be happily surprised!

Be Fearless!

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18 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Pink Gladiolas”
  1. Happy Friday, Jenna! I love watercolor and the pink glads are beautiful! Your talents are amazing!!

    Enjoy this gorgeous weather!

  2. Oh so beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. lghiggins says:

    It is always fun to see what you do on a Fearless Friday! Beautiful! Have a great weekend.

  4. pattyanneart says:

    I love those pinks next to the green background. Your flowers are lovely Jenna. 💕

  5. Ricki Treleaven says:

    I like yours, Jenna, because the colors are more intense! 😀

  6. So very pretty Jenna. I love the chosen colors. I am always awed by your talents.

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Gladiolas, especially pink make me swoon! You are an amazing talent Jenna. Your painting is just as lovely as the original. I hope you hang this in a very special place, it is beautiful………

  8. Mary says:

    Beautiful Jenna! ♥

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Beautiful Jenna! I love how you are so fearless in your art making! 🌸

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