Watercolor Painting of a deep red Hollyhock

Realistic red hollyhock flower painting in watercolor

New Watercolor Painting of a deep red Hollyhock

I have created another flower painting of a deep red Hollyhock. I especially love the colour of this flower.

Which paper did I use?

Leonardo Hahnemuehle Watercolor paper

For this painting I used a different watercolor paper as I usually use. I bought a block of 10 sheets of Hahnemuehle – Leonoardo – Mould-made Watercolour paper -Echt-Bütten Aquarell, 600 g/m² – 280 lbs -, natural white, matt, 100 % cotton rag.

Using paper in this size (280 lbs) means that you don’t need to stretch it. I just painted my painting on the block and removed it when it was finished. The surface has a bit texture but it is also smooth. It is possible to work in layers. It also allows you to remove some of the paint – if neccessary.

Which colours were used for the reds?

To create the reds of this Hollyhock painting I used

  • Perylene Maroon (for the darkest reds)
  • Anthraquinoid Red (for the real red)
  • Purple Magenta (for the cool reds)
  • Winsor Violet (for the light areas)
  • Mix of Anthraquinoid Red & Phthalo Green (for the black reds).

This Hollyhock flower watercolor painting is available for sale here.

Realistic red hollyhock flower painting in watercolor

Watercolor Painting – size: 8,8″ x 11,7″ (22,4cm x 29,8 cm)
painted on 280 Lb Hahnemuehle watercolor paper
© Doris Joa

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