in #art3 years ago


A wash of colour

Today's drawing is of lilies, you may have see my recent post Pink Lily, an ink and watercolour sketch in which I drew a single lily flower.

For this piece I wanted to experiment with the background colours. I started by applying water to the paper, getting the paper quite wet. I then applied watercolours, allowing the watercolours to bleed into each other across the wet paper.


Once the watercolours were dry I applied black drawing ink with a dip pen to suggest the lines of the petals and leaves. I kept the style quite loose, allowing a simple flow to the lines through the direction and pressure of the pen.

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'Lilies' -2017


Watercolours and ink on paper


Have a great day!



Lilies! Very beautiful-- so "fresh" looking! If those are the "stargazers" I expect you also had a lovely scent experience while painting... lovely piece of work.

I think they may be stargazers, and yes a wonderful scent.

The work of this lily is also wonderful.Thank you for a great post every time:)

A pleasure @yoshiko, your lilies in glass are beautiful too!

very good.
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My fav flower ;)

One of mine too!

The flow is great and the colors look great too, thanks for sharing, upped. Keep it up.
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Very nice)) I would like this picture)))) You have golden hands)))

Slightly pollen yellow hands today! I cut the pollen out from my lilies so they wouldn't stain the table- just stained me instead!

Oh no. Forgive))) In Ukraine, they say "golden hands" when a person is talented)))) This is the term))) You have talent)))

Oh i got that meaning, it was very kind thank you

I love watercolor. It is so fresh :) Do you have to mix the color to match the real life flower? I was also surprised that ink is applied after water color, for some reason i was always thinking that first you draw and then fill in with the colors :) P.S. Just just have noticed that last two letters of you initials give a second thought. Tell men it's not what i am thinking. As it might be just extremely hot weather and little sleep :) Cheers!

Yes I mix the colours, but i deliberately kept the green of the leaves lighter, in reality it is darker but that colour combination did work for this piece. I often draw with inks then add the watercolour, but today i wanted to experiment a bit.
Not sure what you mean about by name!

Wow amazing artwork @opheliafu
Appreciates your your and effort
Keep on steeming

Thank you :D
Steem On @dinsha !

Very beautiful and light. Like the different approach to add the lines in the second step!

I thought I'd do things a different way today :D

excellent idea :-) Love it!!

wonderful... a beautiful creation...

Thank you, very kind!

Very nice art work, I like your painting process :)

Thank you, I like yours too! ;D

Looks great :) ink pen and water color are a great combo

Yes, great partners!

Sister you are a true inspiration. Such a pleasure seeing your pretty lilies this morning.

Thank you, I'm happy you liked my drawing :)

Ever so beautiful as always, like the flower garden in Alice 🌷

Yes! Have you ever seen the Victorian Flower Oracle illustrations?

Really nice Lilies painting @opheliafu..
Upvoted.. 👍

Thank you very much!

Lilies and irises are two of my most favorite flowers. i have one bed of them intermixed.

The lilies you've painted are gorgeous and look a little like one of mine, but with much better pink colors.

I'd love to know what variety it is!

Have you considered doing a small print run of prints and notecards?

I think they are pink stargazers- but that is a guess! They look beautiful in the garden, i need to grow some again.

It's very beautiful image!!

Thank you @rucoin, glad you like it!

Colors flower precious

Nice nice
I like it..
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Thank you : )

Is a beautiful drawing, every time I see or hear lilies I can not help thinking about the movie the Danish girl which I love.

Thank you very much, i haven't seen that film yet- i need to watch it sometime.

Hahaha you should, the plot is very well done and the actors are fantastic.

I like the outcome a lot! ❤

Lovely work

And I like the color of the Paintbrush.

It is a rather nice yellow!

That's a technique I'm trying to master all the time, but seems like I fear too much to blend the colors with no control of a line art at all:) So I usually start with inking, and then add watercolor. But I really love how you do it, it keeps the drawing really light (I know? i say it in every comment, but that's what really amazes me in your art!:)

I really like this job, I love the color combination, beautiful work dear friend @opheliafu congratulations, thank you very much for this beautiful gift

I love lillies @opheliafu and we especially love waterlilies here in Friesland. There is a waterlily called the Pompeblêd and it's a part of the Frisian flag.êd

Great post, you are blessed with talent and thanks sharing.


you have got a special style.. simple and lines give it sharpness... like!

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