A Celebration of Spring

Enjoy this round-up of five glorious garden scenes and florals, guaranteed to help you start the season off right.

watercolor floral
“Yellow Tulip Bed,” Carolyn Brady; 1986, watercolor on paper, 59 1/4 x 89 1/2 in.
watercolor flower painting
“Peonies” Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1868–1928 London); ca. 1920, watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 17 x 17 in.
watercolor floral
“Flower Garden and Bungalow, Bermuda” Winslow Homer (1836–1910); 1899, watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 13.9 × 20.9 in
watercolor floral
“Flower Study” John Jessop Hardwick (British, London 1831–1917); 1866, watercolor, 11 1/2 x 15 in.
“Wild Roses and Irises” John La Farge (American, New York 1835–1910 Providence, Rhode Island); 1887, gouache and watercolor on white wove paper, 14 1/2 x 10 7/16 in.

Joyce Hicks shares her process for turning easy-to-paint shapes into roses, lilacs, geraniums, and hydrangeas to help you create your own springtime floral.


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