Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Daffodils in Winter? You've Got To Be Kidding!
Yet, here they are.
I spent the weekend contemplating my new year's resolution. I concluded: More paintings on canvas this year--twelve would be reasonable given I completed eight in 2011. My plan was not to post anything till I had a finished painting to show you.
Then, what do I do my first day back in the studio? This watercolor of daffodils from a photo of mine that I grabbed from a stack that should have been filed away months ago.
I was straightening my watercolor cabinet. A piece of blank watercolor paper was inviting. I grabbed the photo and did this one using both the tubes and the pads--and my favorite watercolor style: wet into wet, no pre-drawing, very spontaneous. On this second year anniversary of this blog, the little painting, approximately 10 x 10 inches, marks a new direction. I started the blog to commit myself to doing a drawing a day; It seems I've moved on to painting watercolors spontaneously and acrylics more seriously. And so we grow.