My watercolor Southern Charm was included in an Etsy Treasury titled Old Time Charm. Our daughter lived in Charleston, SC for a few years and I loved visiting and seeing the beautiful old, historic buildings. You can see the rest of this collection here
How to be happy? According to Gustavo Dudamel, a mentor of the youth orchestra in Los Angeles, the short and simple answer is to Do what you love, Love what you do and Share your gifts with others! Sometimes sharing with others can be as simple as having patience, showing kindness and giving a compliment - how do you share your gifts?
Sunflower Glory now has a new home with Barbara in Virginia. I used bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard to stamp white gesso onto the watercolor paper before I started painting. The gesso resisted the watercolor, providing interesting texture to the piece. I also stamped some lettering to spell out 'sunflower' - too much fun!
I knew I wanted to paint a scene of Venice with all of its wonderful Italian architecture, canals and boats but I wanted it to be a colorful, loose view of the wonderful city. I began this painting with bright colors on wet paper, using salt, spatters and plastic wrap to create texture. When it dried I stamped on random color with bubble wrap and cardboard and then began pulling out the shapes of the buildings with negative painting. Since I did not start with a drawing I was free to let the painting and shapes evolve, not always an easy process but always a fun and creative experience!
Congratulations to Cheryl Lafon, winner of my Art Giveaway! She will receive a print of my watercolor collage, Sunflowers. Thanks to everyone who commented on my Blog andFacebook page, sharing how creativity plays an important role in their life and how they express their artistic self.
Splendor Falls was included in an Etsy collection titled Springtime in Colorado. I love using purple in with the greens when I am painting trees and bushes and I also reflected some in the rocks and water. It is finally feeling like springtime here in Colorado with temperatures in the seventies - might have to go outside and enjoy it!