I started this piece with a cutting from The Elizabethan Gardens in the Outer Banks where I teach and then did a "photo" finish! I used Prussian Blue and New Gambouge with a touch of Permanent Rose for the greens and the Periwinkle Blue was created with French Ultramarine and Permanent Rose - Winsor Newton.
I used a No. 4 Sable Series #7 Winsor Newton brush for the entire piece. I am amazed at how fine a line this "all in one" brush will make. Honestly - you only need one brush to do the work that I do and it took me two years to find it.
Lace-cap Bigleaf Hydrangea
Specimen: The Elizabethan Gardens, 2010
Original Watercolor on 300 lb HP Paper
Size: 7 inches wide by 5 inches high
Linda C. Miller
Artist, Naturalist and Instructor