Witch Hazel

My little Witch Hazel in the garden blossomed, with a little help of added ericaceous compost. Looking closely at the flowers, the petals seemed to me like ribbons of paper and having recently imagined a tree that might grow bonbons, this fitted quite well with that idea… the ‘humbugs’ are there, the plant helpfully shreds the wrapper to make access easier.

Notes: I like the colours Permanent Rose, Aureolin and Perylene Green, so have altered the image of the Witch Hazel to enable the use of those colours, this time in paler shades. I am using Masking Fluid (removable). And I am trying to use up the tubes of paint I bought, which I am not used to.

watercolour_20.02.18_(35x50cm) Witch Hazel