[Watercolor study of purple flowers I]

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[Watercolor study of purple flowers I]


Watercolor painting--United States. [LCSH]
Flowers in art [LCSH]


Watercolor painting of an unidentified plant with pale purple flowers. There are two flowers on the plant; one of the blooms is fully open and the other is mostly closed. The flowers are trumpet-shaped. The fully opened flower falls mostly in the upper left quadrant of the painting and it is oriented mostly toward the viewer, but angled slightly up and to the right. The closed flower appears mostly in the bottom right quadrant; the viewer sees this flower from the side. The stem of the plant is thick, sturdy looking, and dark green. Pencil sketching is visible in multiple places in this painting. A very light watercolor wash has been applied on the background using blue and purple paint; the olive green and brown paint used for the leaves has bled out into the background in places, as well. However, much of the background has been left unpainted. This painting is less crisp, less detailed, and more suggestive of shapes than its counterpart, JG_009. The watercolor paper is medium weight and likely cold-pressed. The bottom and left edges are deckled and the top and right edges are slightly jagged--the paper may have been cut to size with scissors. The layers of the paper are separating in one place along the upper left edge and the paper here is slightly torn and stained brown as well.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: watercolor on paper
Extent: 38.1 x 28.3 cm


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Watercolor study of purple flowers I],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed July 15, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/547.