Ranunculus Study

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An incoming commission, in which I will paint Ranunculus bouquet, gave me an opportunity to research, sketch and learn more about these special and very beautiful flowers. The name Ranunculus actually came from Latin for “little frog”. These flowers prefer lots of water and are found near lakes, ponds; just like frogs. Another name for Ranunculus is Buttercup. There are about 600 species of these flowers are found in the world so far. I’ve also learned that these cute flowers are long lasting cut flowers in the bouquet. But not all beauty is safe. It appears that fresh buttercups are actually poisonous, yet when dry they are absolutely safe. Some of Ranunculus flowers have numerous petals and others none. I personally love the ones that look like roses, peonies or poppies. Although, takes quite a bit to paint petal after petal..
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9″X12″ Watercolor on 300 lb Arches

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6 thoughts on “Ranunculus Study

  1. Love this painting. It is nice to see the close-ups too, and how on earth you managed to put in all that detail I will never know, you must be so patient – I'm guessing waiting for layers to dry.

  2. Hello Irina:) I agree with you; they are beautiful flowers. Why do you call this a study? In my eyes it's a beautiful painting already! Very nice job!!

  3. I really love how you combines the complicated patterns of petals into washes and then separated them with further glazes — which gives unity to the flower. The Subtle color variations within each flower is lovely and keeps the viewer's eye moving through the bouquet…

  4. I really like how you combined the tightly stacked petals into bigger washes with varied color temperature, then separated them with further glazes, giving each flower unity…

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