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Watercolors from Nature…

Flowers from Nature
NATURE it is so precious!

Today I will share how I painted those beautiful flowers using some of the most vibrant and pigmented colors found in “Nature”. I always like to experiment new ways to use colors. This time I wasn’t thinking to paint anything, I had no plan and no preparation it was late evening, but…when creativity strike you can’t miss the moment!
Few days ago I got some amazing “Dragon fruit” or also known as “Pitaya” it is a delicious and refreshing Tropical fruit that grows on several Cactus species and has great Health Benefits

Dragon Fruit

This fruit has beautiful colors on the outside skin, and rich magenta pigments inside or white.

Dragonfruit nature watercolor
The juice is a strong dye and it is perfect for painting, I used my 140 lb watercolor paper sketch book
and Aqua flo water filled brushes.

Dragonfruit pink Flower copy
I then decided that I needed a touch of yellow to combine with the Magenta and paint more flowers.
For the yellow color I used another powerful natural pigment found in nature.  I used Turmeric powder.
tumeric 2
Turmeric it is a root spice used for cooking.  I wanted to try out Turmeric powder for painting from a long time.
The yellow color is very rich and beautiful, I mixed a dash of powder with water and I painted.

Turmeric Flower
I am happy with the experiment of using natural pigments and how this little painting turned out.
If you paint I suggest you to try!

Flowers from Nature
A great thanks to Mother Nature!

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52 thoughts on “Watercolors from Nature…”

      1. Right…great question Erika everything that is powder no need to be stored but fresh fruit juice I probably will freeze it in small batches and use it when needed! Thanks for helping me to develop this idea…;-)

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      2. Actually they are perfect on paper just like this in the past centuries old Master Artists used to paint with natural colors from dirt, clay, grinded stones etc…and lasted pretty long time…we will see 😉

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  1. That’s a refreshing experiment with natural pigments in water colour painting, Carolina. The flowers are naturally beautiful, all. The juice and turmeric have joyfully teamed up to nourish your creativity…best wishes.

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    1. You should try I am sure you will paint beautiful things! Isn’t it lovely what it turned out? Those two pigments ara amazing and you can use it on wet or dry paper I loved to experiment with a quick Flowers sketch. I am happy that you like it! ❤ 🙂

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    1. Yay! Magny that would be a very cool idea! I am glad you are inspired! It was really fun for me to do it when I saw the high pigmented juice from the dragon fruit I first ate it 🙂 then I couldn’t pass the beautiful color I just wanted to see how it was on paper and I started to paint is Beautiful!!! 😉

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  2. Reblogged this on YesterdayAfter and commented:

    Today I like to reblog this post I wrote time ago and I hope that you enjoy it! And to all the Artists that love to paint I hope that you are inspired to try out this because it was a nice fun for me with a lovely outcome!


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