|Here are some violas from the veggie garden dug up and ready to be transferred to pots and other parts of the garden|
I cut some to paint a couple of days ago. I started my painting in a very loose way with lots of water on the paper. Then I added paint and let it spread in a pretty free way. It's not my normal approach but I felt the need to do things in a less structured way. Maybe because of all of the emotion of last week. I'm using a different paper (my experiments continue!) and I quite like this one. It's Fabriano Artistico 300 lb. hot press paper. It has a very smooth surface. It is noticeably smoother than the equivalent 300 lb. Arches paper.
|This is just after the initial washes and a first few details were added|
Here's my work on it this morning. You can see how I'm starting to add more detail. One lovely side benefit of painting lilacs is that you get to smell them as you paint!
I'm writing this while listening to birds chirp outside and sipping on green tea steeped with fresh mint leaves from the garden. How I love this time of year. Now up to the studio to continue work on my painting!