by Leanne Halls
Japanese Botan - Peony
I drew inspiration for this picture from a picture I had seen someone creating in my Japanese painting class.
I decided to try a technique of blowing paint onto the surface using a special tool I had purchased. This picture was a total experiment but I enjoyed the results.
First I blocked out the peony with masking fluid. Then using a wide brush and painted the background with a light yellow wash (cadnium yellow). Then using a tool that sprays paint I blew gold watercolor paint over the entire surface. I then sprayed the lower section with Japanese ink. And sprayed the top section again with gold paint.
After the background had dried I removed the masking fluid and painted in the flowers and the leaves.
I think if I had to do this painting again I would makes sure the leaves are painted with more detail.
Size: 50cm x 45cm