|No. 3--Redbud Branch. Watercolor.|
Approximately 15 inches square.
One of the things I like most is how the trees provide such a burst of color, but when you get up close, the blooms are tiny clusters. Barely there. When there are a lot of trees they look like a ribbon of color.
A note about brushes. My very favorite brush at the moment in an Isabey 1 inch flat pure kolinsky sable. I use it 99% of the time, and for some reason, they appear to not be available anywhere....hmmm. I took my brush on a field trip last week (see here) and hadn't put it back yet--so instead, I did this painting with a squirrel mop brush. I'm a loose painter to begin with, and going to a mop brush forces me even looser. It's fun.
Quin Burnt Orange, Quin red, and Indanthrone blue on Fabriano 300 lb rough watercolor paper.