These two large scale watercolors have been occupying my studio time lately. One is done [gator] and the other is ALMOST done. I have enjoyed working on them... and my return to watercolor is sweet. I have been diligently trying to raise the bar on my watercolor. I want to have richer and more developed paintings then before. I am trying to work with larger scale and sympathetic imagery. The Everglades Series is a wonderful subject for me! I am so emotionally attached to this imagery.....
Let me know what you think about these newer paintings.
painting from the Everglades. It is going well... but I need another day or two to finish. I am going to take a break and let the painting sit for a while. Finishing the painting with "fresh eyes" -- is always better than finishing it in a hurry.
The ORCHID painting is from Hawaii. I love the inspired colors--- and it reminds me of all the tropical beauty there.
I've been working in watercolor with diligence this week--- trying to get ready for my workshop in France. There is so much I still need to learn!
So... the watery-wet conditions of a too-saturated spring make for good watercolor in my studio.
The first painting here- is the beginning of a large scale watercolor called BESIDE THE STILL WATERS.
It will be a large pool-scape painting of the edge of an Everglades slough. Hopefully, within the week- it will be finished.
The small gecko is, well, a small gecko~! This green character was a visitor to my workshop in Hawaii. He stayed at our lunch table and begged for bottlecaps of soda to drink. He was so fun to watch-- and definitely a brilliant color of green! I said -- I would paint him -- so here he is. Hibiscus painting is a more finished version of the hibiscus I've been working on. I still have a few more things to do to the pistol -- but it is largely done.
The fourth painting is the sunporch from my friend Susan in the Virgin Islands. The afternoon light comes streaming through her curtains and makes these amazing patterns through the lattice onto the floor. Of course, it was magical !
The chairs to the right were finally finished off with a layer of brilliant french ultramarine blue. I love the Virgin Islands!
This past week I have spent the majority of my time packing, crating, and shipping the Italy paintings to the clients who purchased the work. It has been a fun time-- figuring out which painting goes where.
They have been sent from coast to coast!
The show is now officially over!
Yesterday-- I spent the day delivering work to the St. Louis [local] clients who purchased.
It was a fun day -- seeing everyone receive the painting with open arms. It was quite a thrill!
Here are a few photos from the day . Not everyone is here. ... but you get the idea~!
Happy Mother's Day to ALL my friends who are mothers~!
Shown here: The View Was Worth the Climb and Whoosh