Today is a very hot day here in California!
Yes, we are having an heat wave for this weekend. And with this temperatures isn’t too much fun to go hike!
I love to hike and I usually go several time a week but not today, so I decided that my #NatureDoodlewash hike will be close to home.
My friend has a wonderful plant of Hibiscus outside her backyard and I love the flowers especially the color and shape. I decided to use them for my watercolor.
Hibiscus is better known as the flower symbol of Haiti, but with the climate here the plant grows beautifully!
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος, which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides gave to Althaea officinalis. (Wikipedia)
Details about my doodlewash:
watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and with a pink gel pen painted over a Canson Mixed Media Sketchpad!
With this watercolor I am also joining Charlie at doodlewash for a #NatureDoodlewash
You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! Tag your image.
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