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Pretty In Pink

I can understand the Japanese fascination with cherry blossom. The pink flowers aren’t just beautiful, they represent the arrival of spring, new life and warm weather. Other fruit trees produce blossom too and here in Dalgety Bay there are lots of them coming into flower right now.

The blossom in Pretty in Pink

My painting, Pretty in Pink, shows a cluster of pink blossoms seen from below the tree – that’s why there’s blue sky in the background. And the flowers, of course, are back-lit, so they’re at their lightest around their outer edges. In fact, they’re mostly in the shade.

How I painted the blossom

I did a light pencil drawing first, then started painting by working around the blossom with cobalt blue watercolour paint for the sky. The next stage, which was the longest, was to build up layers of pink colour on the flowers. This took me from very pale pinks to a dark, purplish pink. Here and there I added black cores to individual colours. Lastly, I put in more dark touches for the leaves, stalks and twigs.

The challenge was to create dark, shadowy pinks that are believable, without making the blossom look too heavy or muddy.

Would you like to buy this painting?

This original watercolour painting is available for sale, unframed. Terms and Conditions apply.


The size is 6 x 6 inches, or 15 x 15 centimetres.


The materials are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Daler & Rowney 140lb (300gsm) Langton Prestige Cold Pressed (Not) watercolour paper, which is a professional-quality paper.


The price is UK £50.00.

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I’m prepared to sell this painting not just to buyers in the UK, but also to residents of the following countries*: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

There’s no extra charge for shipping (postage and packing), but remember, the painting will be unframed. It’s up to you as the buyer to get it framed the way you want it.

*To the best of my knowledge, none of these countries will charge import duty on the painting.


I accept payment via PayPal only. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, because PayPal allows customers to pay with a debit or credit card.

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