Sunday, June 7, 2015

Camillia- Watercolor on Vellum

Camillia japonica
Family: Theaceae
Genus: Camillia
Species: C. japonica

In late March, I took a workshop at Filoli Gardens with Denise Walser-Kolar, a Minnesota-based botanical artist specializes in vellum. We got to choose a flower from the garden. I don't know which cultivar it is but it is surely beautiful.

I found vellum very satisfying to paint on and liked in particular the meticulous painting process. It makes me feel that I'm a step closer to the painters back in the Medieval period.

Below is the process of this painting. Pencil drafting stage is skipped though.

About this artwork:
Original size: 4.75"x 7"
Paper: Calfskin vellum by Talas

May The Bb Power Be With You,

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