Painting a hydrangea in watercolor and acrylic

For this week video i wanted to paint again with acrylic and watercolor and i choose a flower i love a lot : Hydrangea !

Firstly i painted the same subject with gouache because i wanter to be able to control what i was doing a bit more and i just wanted to paint with gouache because i haven’t in a long while. When i was creating this picture i got the idea to use acrylic like i’ve done in the sunflower video.

It was my first time using that much of acrylic fluid paint on watercolor paper and i thought it would behave like watercolor ! i was so wrong ! Acrylic paint does not move like watercolor on paper. The binder is different and doesn’t allow the color to flow and blend on the paper. It’s not a real probleme here, i just have to adapt and find what’s work for me !

Painting a hydrangea in video

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda Último 1″, Escoda Último nº8 rigger, Silver Brush Black Velvet 1/4″.
Paper : Arches hot pressed.
Colors : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Amazonite genuine(Daniel Smith), Nickel azo yellow (Daniel Smith), Rose madder lake (Sennelier), Lavander (Daniel Smith), Acrylic ink Indigo (Golden), crimson (Daler Rowney), Yellow ochre (Daler Rowney), Granulating medium (Winsor & Newton).

And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :

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