Another pretty blue flower which blooms in profusion here all around our house and along the roadsides is the Forget-me-not. Although the flowers are tiny and unassuming, I thought they would make a pretty painting, using watercolour pencils for the flowers, and paint for the leaves. This is the first time I’ve tried a technique quite like this, and I must say it was very relaxing, and I was able to enter into the process with less anxiety than I feel when I do pure watercolour. The pencils are very laid back, undemanding critters and I’m definitely an overnight fan! Here’s the painting. Wouldn’t something like that make a nice little greetings card?

Here is the set of watercolour pencils that I’m using. Our set is about 30 years old, but is still in perfect condition. The case is wonderful and worth investing in. It opens up to display all the colours in order, keeping everything perfectly organised. What a great gift it would make for any artist!


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