My Earth Day inspired watercolor!
I had promised to share pictures of my finished painting~
Years ago I painted "bits n' pieces" watercolors like this~
They didn't license, so I stopped designing them & changed direction.
They're such fun!
I'm hoping to work on a new one each week & show you my progress...
A sweet plan because I can do "little bits at a time."
Easier on my eyes~
"Building" my Lilac~
Pup and I took a walk this morning & our Lilac trees are LOADED!!
(A mix of blues, lavenders, pinks and purples)
Last Spring's weather left us with one or two blossoms...
(The blossoms that have not opened yet are deeper in color)
They are going to be grand this season~
I will share photographs!
(Adding some green "behind" the flower petals...)
There is no rhyme nor reason to what I paint first...
I'm constantly slipping my hand into wet spots!
(I sketch the type in as faint as possible, paint my first layer over top)
My eyes need a little help from a friend~
This giant hand-held magnifier is WONDERFUL!
Made-up egg tones...
I know that somewhere in our world there is a bird to match each one!
I started my watercolor journey in 1987.
To all who have tried it, you know it is an immediate LOVE~
or very strong dislike.
I love it because it doesn't have an odor.
I love it because there is very little waste.
As a senior in high school, just beginning college~ I needed economical.
Today, if I need to walk away from a piece to tend to family & home...
A little touch of water & I'm back to where I left off.
I read every how-to-watercolor book.
Went through piles... MOUNDS of paper!
Pulled some of my hair out.
Threw a few brushes.
Ripped up a lot of art.
Fell completely in love along the way.
Our gardens are coming alive again!
Dew is covering every leaf this morning!
The silver shine on the lawn is finally not frozen~
You know their smiling!
Each with a promise~
To be simply beautiful!
Hope your Friday is off to a wonderful start~
Thank you for visiting my blog and for EVERY sweet comment!