Picking up a large brush and painting an entire quick study in a few minutes clears the mind of the clutter of petals, reflections and shadows and helps you see the larger picture as a whole. I, for one, can get very caught up in the details and I know I need to improve in this area.
Sooo, of course in my style of if-you're-going-to-do-it-do-it-all-the-way....(just ask my husband) , I choose a vase of flowers with literally hundreds of little spaces and tiny fragmented petals and so on and so forth....
PEONIES! Yes! Let's try it!
This is two quick washes. A quick sketch watercolor should take about 15-20 minutes...that's it. I love not having to soften or go back in and get out my smaller brushes.
Try it and see what you come up with!
Happy Painting, my friends!