My next two paintings and What changed my mind

As I told you in the previous blog that something changed my mind, let me tell you why. The first painting took hours to complete. So, I realised that completing 100 paintings in 30 days is way more difficult for me. So I decided to do 30 paintings and rename my project as Make / 30 instead of Make / 100.

My second painting is – yellow wild flowers.

I took some references from the internet. And I started painting. As always I started with pencil.

Then I made some color swatches to see the color contrast and also made mini rough painting to see how all the colors will look on the paper. This is a very good practice to do before starting any painting even if you are sure about colors. I was happy with the colors.

When I started to paint flowers, I was so shocked! The color on paper was totally different than what I did on color swatch. I realised that I made a mistake. I didn’t erase pencil lines properly so the pencil mixed with my color and made it look totally different yellow color.

very sad with left most flower

I was not happy. I wanted to leave this painting and wanted to redo it.

But, I thought about it and decided to give it a try and see if I could improve it a little. And most important thing is I wanted to share with you that not every first attempt is going to be amazing and perfect.

Then I painted leaves with little white lines in it. it was looking good a little. Then I went with the background color. I chose the shade of very light green and yellow color. It was looking better.

I wasn’t so happy with the painting but I was feeling good that even though it was a mess, I completed it and made it look better.

After the second painting, I was so excited but a little nervous for the third one. I was very picky for the next one because I didn’t want to mess again.

I chose to paint a Lotus. I took a reference from Pintrest.

I was very conscious about this painting because I really wanted to make it look good. So for that I made a little rough painting to see the color matches.

color swatch

It was looking good. So I finalised the colors and after that, I made a pencil sketch and Then I started to color the flower and leaf.

happy with the colors

I was happy with how the colors are looking. The next thing was to do detailing. I wanted to do lines for the flowers. So I added the same pink color and with that dark pink color, I started drawing lines in the direction of each petal of the flower.

Then I did detailing in the leaf and did the background color. After doing the background color, the painting lifted up so well and it gave a nice touch to it.

Lotuses are beautiful flowers

After 3 hours, I finished this painting, and let me tell you, I was really really amazed by the result. I just love how the painting is looking and this one is my favourite in all three paintings.

I was a bit scared after the second painting, but this third painting boosted my confidence and I was feeling great.

Now I am looking for the fourth flower to paint.

Thank you so much for reading!


  1. […] And that made me to change my mind. I will tell more about this with my second painting which is – Yellow wild flowers. […]

  2. […] This is my favorite because I love the detailing of flower and the way Yellow color is popping out of the center of the flower. It is an another 9 x 9 painting. You can read more about this painting here. […]

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