I love this time of the year , potting bright Geraniums always says summer time to me .
I have done this on Arches 140 not , my favourite watercolour paper to work on , using watercolour and with splashes of gouache .
No drawing to start with just a tonal plan , as always .
My favourite saying Fail to plan , Plan to Fail .not always , but with a plan you have some idea of where to place your paint , and what areas to leave free of paint .
Once the first washes were established , I started making small pencil marks where I wanted different elements , not draw it paint it , in fact I ignore the pencil marks more often than not , but they were a guide .
Then its the splash it and have fun time , after that its the bin or frame , this time it was a frame , but either way , the joy is in the painting , when it works out that’s a bonus .
But always a journey worth taking as you learn as much from the bin , you should see my bin .
Happy Painting Bev