Rose Red Rhododendron - Watercolor Painting

When art students come to my studio, I start them out with drawing exercises as it really helps to know how to draw if you want to paint. The other day, I brought this bloom in from the garden for them to practice their drawing skills. Then we worked on a painting of a different subject. But, as they were leaving, the sunlight shining on the rhododendron caught my eye. I sat right down to paint it. This is one of those pieces which is so fresh and spontaneous that it appears to have sprung right onto the paper of its own accord. It's a special one!

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