Almond Blossoms Original Watercolor and Ink by Ginette Callaway

Almond Blossoms

9 inches by 12 inches Watercolor & Ink on Watercolor Paper
Frame and Mat not included.

This watercolor here was inspired by Vincent's most signature painting, his oil painting Blossoming Almond Tree. The story behind the painting is that he was deeply touched when his brother Theo and his wife Johanna named their newborn baby Vincent. He very much loved the child and painted this to honor his namesake. I painted this small watercolor and ink very loosely leaning on the original. It is how Vincent painted and modeled the branches and bark specifically, that really attracted me to do this with my style in ink and watercolor.

How I create my watercolor & ink paintings: "I first do most of the ink work. I do not pre draw anything. I go straight to work with various nib sizes and dipping ink. The objective is to be loose and painterly. After establishing the ink lines I use watercolor to create shadow and light and vibrant colors, I work in layers. There is no erasing whatsoever, so everything even inks droplets that may fall are part of the art. Incidentals like ink drops are some of my favorite parts. Finally I add more ink lines to enhance certain areas in the painting. I then sign in ink and voila!"

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Ginette Painting Poppies in Watercolor & Ink from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.

 

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