Sculpted Paper Watercolor Flower: An Art Lesson #2

A close up:

© Holly Herick Design

© Holly Herick Design

Full watercolor painted flower—pen used for scale.

© Holly Herick Design

© Holly Herick Design

Even our cat Squeaky liked it.

© Holly Herick Design

© Holly Herick Design

One more full size image of the flower.

© Holly Herick Design
© Holly Herick Design

My sculpted paper flower is more than 12 inches across. Check out the process of making this flower in my previous post. I will definitely make more of these. It was a fun process with much guess-work this time around—taking me three full days to cut, shape and build the flower. I used a bit too much watercolor paint so it took a full day for all the layers to dry. After touch up paint, a day later, I felt like it was done. I am going to show this piece on a pedestal at the Studio at Living Opportunities this March 2014 for a month. I am curious to see how it is received. If you would like to see my sculpted paper watercolor flower in person, stop by 32 South Central, Medford, Oregon on March 14, starting a 5:00. There will be a reception and some great art by artists of the Rogue Valley mixed with artist of the Studio at Living Opportunities. I hope to see you there.

ART SUPPLIES: STRATHMORE® 140 LB. COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR PAPER AND DR. PH. MARTIN’S HYDRUS FINE ART WATERCOLORS FROM DICKBLICK.COM.

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9 thoughts on “Sculpted Paper Watercolor Flower: An Art Lesson #2

  1. This is amazing, there are so many things we consider unhelpful but these things mean a lot to art lovers. Things that make sense and means a chance to improve and create new ones. Check out this!

  2. I think this is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love in the first picture how the colors weave and dance about the pores of the paper, making you wonder if the paper actually came alive in the making of the flower. I walked into the dollarstore last week and found a “foam” version of a water lily on a lilypad, and I can’t eplain what it did to me…but I had to have it. It’s like it can now live forever…which is like an epic romance somehow, but in flower form. So beautiful.

    • So Poetic feelingpaint. I adore your phrase “the colors weave and dance about the pores of the paper, making you wonder if the paper actually came alive” because that is how I felt as I created this piece. I look forward to creating more projects like this as I watch paper COME ALIVE as I sculpt and paint. Thank you for the encouraging comment.

    • Thank you. I agree, the white was also beautiful. I am sort of a color junkie. I will make more and some of them will remain white. I am also going to try to create some different kinds of flowers, so stay tuned.

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