#235 – BUDDLEIA

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Picked my kids up today after a week with their grandparents.  It was nice to hold them in my arms and smell them.

Ahh, I do love kid smell.

I finished my butterfly bush floral study today.  I can already tell you I am going to try it again.  I wasn’t sure how to go about rendering a flower with such tiny components.

#234 - SHOWER PROGRESS (9)

I first painted the inner green stems and then began to stipple small dots to portray the tiny petals.  As usual, I didn’t think it was enough, so I added a couple more layers of color.  Only after it’s completion do I now see less was more.  I like the simplicity of that first layer as seen in the unfinished painting above.  I think a green or purple vase would have been crisper & cleaner.

Do Over!

Sorry to bore you guys, but you wouldn’t have ever even seen these “experiments” if I weren’t recording my daily progress!  If I were simply displaying my finished work, I would secretly try one subject matter 3-4 times until I learned all I could learn and then I’d show the world my final piece.

Oh well, life’s too short to care.  I guess you just learn I’m not perfect.  Yeah, that was a big secret! 

I think I can get it done on the next try though…bear with me.

School starts in a week.  I look forward to trying more serious, larger and complex works through the fall.  Will see, I think I’m going to have all this “free” time.  It’s probably a little bit of a  fantasy.  It’s what I wish though!

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I’m still plugging away on my outdoor shower…Making an outdoor vintage inspired sign….hand painting letters sucks!  Pardon my French, but it is tedious!  Getting it done though.  The saying I created for my poster cracked up my daughter, so right there it’s worth it!

OK.  Couple minutes before kid-beddy-bye.  I’m going to go snuggle them up for the last few minutes!

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