Thursday, July 24, 2014

Peonies Watercolor Painting

Peonies in a Teacup
A watercolor painting of some garden Peonies
in a teacup.  I prefer casual flower arrangements, like
a clump of flowers freshly picked from the garden,
plopped in a teacup or an old glass jar,
the way your grandma used to do it.  Makes me
much happier than a fancy formal arrangement.  This
painting was painted on Fabriano CP watercolor
paper using a variety of watercolor brands:
Winsor & Newton, Sennellier, Schmincke, etc.
Garden flowers are food for the soul, made of peace
and serenity.  They say to me:  "Take care of yourself, old woman."

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Periwinkles Watercolor Painting

Periwinkles
These are my favorite summer flowers.  I call them Periwinkles.
Some people call them Vinca.  They have the happiest little faces!
They bloom beautifully here in Texas because
they don't mind the intense heat and sunshine.
These were painted in watercolor on Fabriano cold-pressed
watercolor paper, using a variety of professional watercolor paints
made by Winsor & Newton, Schmincke, Sennellier and others.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Country Mailbox in the Bluebonnets

Here is a watercolor of an old country mailbox
in the bluebonnets.  Two things I love.
We didn't have a big crop of bluebonnets in our area
this year, but it was enough to make me
want to paint them.  It happens every year.
Just love wildflowers.  They are such a gift!
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