Colours: Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Madder lake (or alizarine), Lemon yellow.
Paper: best results with paper that is not rough
|Draw a circle and a line about 1/4 from the bottom||Erase the line and bottom part of the circle take off 2 small triangles from the bottom corners and draw some leaves and a stalk. Light source is top left||Start with a wash of cerulean blue (be careful cerulean is a very strong opaque colour, add in ultramarine and a little madder making your flower darker in the bottom right|
|Scrape out the colour at the top with a palette knife (or a kitchen knife - should be fairly springy. Try to make one mark - too many may damage the surface of the paper (practise on scrap paper first||Add more darks on bottom right and top to give sharp edge to the light areas||Paint the stalk and a leave in a bright green, lemon with a touch of ultramarine, Dry well|
|Paint a dark green over the lemon using very few strokes. It is important not pick up the dry yellow. Now scrap out the veins on the leaves with the palette knife||