Jewelweed - wildflower watercolor painting

This tiny flower was blooming wild beside the road. You can see how small it is by the blades of grass in this painting. The flower is commonly referred to as Jewelweed, probably for its rich jewel-like color. It is a member of the impatiens family. Jewelweed is a remedy for poison ivy which is a good thing because poison ivy grows in abundance in my area!

I wanted rich, bright colors for this piece so I used a double primary palette: both a cool and a warm of each of the three primary colors - blue, red and yellow.

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