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I find the Watercolor clipart collection – Pomegranates & Doves especially romantic. Pomegranates remind me of hot summer days. It is a bit strange, as here they are sold mostly in the winter months when ice and snow are ruling. Anyway, my association is with hot Summer and all the sweet summery fragrances of a ripe fruit, nuts and fresh herbs.
The sketches for this set were made few years ago, and have been patiently waiting for me to get in the mood to make them in watercolor. When all the watercolors were finished, I was left with the sense it’s not actually complete and there is more to be added, so I’m leaving it open.
Here is a taste of the sketches in pencil and ink wash
This herbs watercolor clipart is just a work-in-progress yet. It’s a tad overwhelming to decide which herbs to include in this clipart collection. There are at least a dozen I know, that are beautiful bloomers and amazing healers, but are local to Bulgaria and I can’t find their global twins. There is no much point of making herbs collection with herbs only used in the Balkans, right? So I’ll stick to the most popular now and maybe later expand the collection with some more exotic and at the same time popular herbs like tumeric, cinnamon and ginger.
Smell of fresh cut Basil. The soft leathery texture of the Rosemary leaves. Taste of Salvia.
This is the time I usually freeze fresh cut herbs. They are a treasury when all gets grey and the snow is no fun anymore.
Most of them, if not all, are not only tasty, but true and tested healing plants. Only if I remember this next time when I get cold!
The tiny watercolor basil and rosemary are part of a bigger project I’m working on now. They’ll become container labels for dried herbs. I already did part of the lettering, but there are more herbs to paint now.
Using Schmincke watercolors, Nevskaya Palitra Kolinski brush #2 and Arches hot press (satin) paper.