One of my favorite things about living in our part Texas is the feeling that washes over me when the summer heat finally breaks. The exhilaration is almost impossible to describe. When you've had months of temps ranging from 95 to 105 Fahrenheit with little or no rain, that fist cool snap is beyond wonderful. It is like waking up in a field of flowers or finding an oasis in the desert. It's a feeling of hope and new possibilities.
The first bit of cool air finally made it's way into our area this weekend and the windows to my studio are wide open!
My love affair with aging roses continues...these are mixed with some sort of beautiful little flower that stays fresh for a very long time. Does anyone recognize them? I think the name begins with an "A", but can't recall what it is.
These roses aren't terribly aged yet, though. They are wide open just like my windows!
I started this piece with a (sort-of) blind contour drawing in pencil. Blind contour = looking at the subject and not at the paper. I admit I did peek some, just because I felt like it.
More line work... in sharpie this time.
And you know I just had to add a bit of color.
Wide Open, September 2013, Sharpie and watercolor on Canson cold press
I'm hoping some of you will answer a few questions for me. I have really enjoyed experimenting with watercolors these past few months and am ready to splurge on some higher quality supplies. For those of you who love watercolor, what is your favorite maker? Do you use pan colors or tubes? I would love to have your input. Thanks in advance!
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