Impatien flower – monochromatic watercolor study

This is an interesting little watercolor study of an impatien flower that I did for a botanical illustration course. It was our introduction to watercolor and we were learning how to do a variety of washes, get the feel of the brush(es), and learn lifting techniques for the leaf veins.

We were allowed to pick any color to work in, and I just loved this shade of blue. I think this was Windsor-Newton blue-green shade. Obviously, it doesn’t reflect the actual color of the plant, but it turned out so beautifully. I really enjoy the purity of just using one color. Probably why I like pen and ink and graphite so much. 🙂

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