Saturday, July 03, 2010
Chinese Jasmine leaves
It's much too hot for sitting and painting in the garden now, so bits of the garden are being brought in to paint instead! The Chinese Jasmine is one of my favourites, not for the flowers or fragrance but for the colour of the leaves. They are mostly green but the odd one turns bright orange/red and it's such a striking effect. There are quite a few on the turn now so I have plenty of material.
This was painted in a small watercolour Moleskine using mainly Schmincke's beautiful Translucent Orange mixed with varying amounts of red and May Green with hints of Indigo and washes of lemon yellow.