Inspiration for this painting comes from the vibrantly changing colours and textures which honesty seedheads go through in their transition towards releasing their seeds.
The ground shading was established first, using a light yellow green tone over the whole of the canvas. Then other tones where scumbled on top, using a flat hogs hair brush in a scrubbing action, dark over light and light over dark.
This scrubbing action was fresh and exciting for me, being rarely used in watercolour work.
I painted a sharp edged contrast shaping in the bottom left area thinking of hard and soft edges I might want to play with later on.