Monday, March 9, 2009

Cottage Hydrangeas-Original Watercolor Painting

This is one my newest watercolors called "Cottage Hydrangeas". It is another in a series of paintings of my favorite flower that seems to be a favorite of many people. It's such a peaceful, old fashioned flower that reminds people of their mothers or grandmothers gardens.
This was one of those paintings that went well from start to finish. I got the desired look and feel without having to mess around with it too much. It's done on Masa paper which is soaked in water and crumpled up, then painted on. I usually crumple it up again at this stage to get a wonderful mingling of colors that is just perfect for hydrangeas.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring ACEO-March BBEST Challenge

My Etsy team, Boomers and Beyond Etsy Street Team unveiled our March Challenge today. It is to create an ACEO of any medium to swap with a fellow team mate. The only criteria is that it somehow pertains to Spring...isn't that a pleasant thought!!
Since I am stuck at home today because of the snowstorm in the Northeast, I had plenty of time to create my ACEO. It was nice to think of something springy as the snow was piling foot to be exact!!!
After laying down a background of some colors on a very wet paper, these little daffodils emerged. I'm pretty happy with the result and I hope which ever team mate receives this will be happy too!!