|I first blocked in the mulched ground and flowers.|
|The delicate flowers are now fully developed.|
Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom in early spring. I took the reference photo for the painting on February 12, and that was a few days after I spotted them in my garden. That's pretty early! I painted the snowdrops in oil, because I thought they wouldn't show at all against the white of the watercolor paper.
As you can see, I posted two step-by-step pictures. After the second stage, the rest--the spiky leaves and a suggestion of the mulch--went pretty fast. Very relaxing after working for a few days in watercolors, which require a methodical, time-consuming approach!
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