Day 13: Don't be afraid of the dark

I feel like I made some great progress today! I love the contrast of today's painting - those deep violet tones in the leaves really make the flowers pop! 

I love the transparency of watercolours, so I've been diluting my paint a lot to get those soft, pale colours. But, adding enough paint to my brush and using some deeper, richer hues really adds that extra something & balances out the painting.  

Don't shy away from dark  colours. Lesson learned!