Petals & Plumage

I enjoyed making yesterday’s painting so much (in my mixed media journal) that I thought I’d try to make a few adjustments, and recreate it on watercolor paper.   Thanks again to Bella, for the fabulous photo!

5 x 7" Arches 140# CP
5 x 7″ Arches 140# CP

If you prefer one over the other, I’d love to hear which one!   I seem to be pretty hooked on coneflowers lately, hehe.

I hope you’re making a splash somewhere wonderful today!   Peace.

My Medium?

Firstly, I want to credit my blogging friend Steven at Ordinary Handsome for graciously giving me permission to paint this amazing photo. I’ve (very) loosely interpreted it, and I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks again, Steven! I also want to credit another blogging friend, Debi Riley, for her gracious words of wisdom on countless occasions. Her blog is chock full of watercolor lessons for beginners, and Debi, if you ever write an instructional book, I’ll be first in line to buy it! Thank you.

5 x 7
“Flying Free” watercolor, 5 x 7″ Arches 140#

I think my July watercolor experiment was a success. I feel like I’m finally starting to find my style and my footing in the medium.   Loose and almost semi-abstract(?) is, I believe, where I fit, and how I’d like to interpret nature in my work.

My question to my artist friends out there is this: How do you know when you’ve found your medium? I’ve always felt that watercolor was mine, because I fell in love with it right away, but does one’s medium always come naturally and easily? If so, then I should keep looking, I guess lol. 🙂

I wish you and yours a joyful and peaceful weekend of buzzing around, or not… suits you best.   Peace.