Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Mother's Hollyhocks is a transparent watercolor that I just completed.  My mom no longer has hollyhocks, but when she lived in Amarillo she had a lovely bush in her yard.  I always think of her when I see a beautiful hollyhock.  I still love the white of the paper!

Solitaire was a preliminary study that I did to get ready for my demo.  I didn't like the way it was going, so I reworked it and got back to my original intention, a loose figure study using guoache and watercolor on paper.  I love the feel now and the nice opacity of the paint. 

The Music is Good is the title of this painting that I worked on as a demonstration for the Williamson County Art Guild on Tuesday.  I was happy that I got to see and visit with many friends and meet new people too.  I am glad that I chose this pose to work on.  I completed a painting a while back and used it as inspiration because I just love the feeling of the model.  She is so relaxed and regal at the same time.  I like that it as full of color and energy and am glad that time ran out so I had to stop.