As you may know, I love painting and indeed anything crafty.
I am taking part in a weekly art challenge with a group of artists. Last week we had to paint just a single flower. I decided on a Hibiscus bloom because they are large and beautiful and the ones that I have seen locally are red.
In the first session, I used red, black, and white leaving the image to dry overnight. The next day I decided to add some orange, with more black and white. This gave the petals a warmer look. I also added a little shading and now I am happy with the result. I used watercolour paints on fine hot-pressed paper. I find that leaving a painting to dry and adding detail the next day gives me a better finish.
Later on the second day, we met up with a friend who gave us a Hibiscus plant. Now that is a little weird.
Have fun. B