Many, many years ago I used to paint with acrylics mainly tole painting on wood, glass, metal, etc. I remember the simple brush strokes used to depict subjects.......particularly flowers.
I came across a video where a lady used similar brush strokes painting in watercolor. I watched it a couple of times and then decided I wanted to have a go.
This was fun and oh did it bring back a lot of memories :-) Felt strange though working with watercolors as thick as I did to produce these. I combined the one-stroke method of creating the petals (push/pull/roll) and wet in wet to create the centers. Then with a rigger brush, I added a little line work and definition but not so much to take away from the simplicity and patterns of the brush strokes.
This is something that would look good as a greeting card. And to me something I would like mounted and framed...... only this particular one was done in a sketchbook.
With thoughts of how it might look mounted and framed, I thought I would play a bit by creating a digital mat.
Hand Sewn Journal of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb CP Watercolor Paper