I know you must think I’m crazy. Really is there any difference between these two?
To tell you the truth, I can’t even tell you which one I like better. All I know, is every time I walked by the original painting on the left, the red flower on the vase bothered me. I felt like it overpowered the flowers. I wanted to try it again and make the flower on the bud vase a little smaller and less “red”.
Was it worth another whole painting? Not sure, but I scratched the itch. I can put it to rest. Now I can pull them out a couple of months from now and decide which one to add to my windowsill series.
I am aiming for twelve florals inspired by the bud vases I made in pottery class.
Come January these paintings will pep me up.
Here is the progression thus far:
The watercolors are 9×12″ but I think I am going to get 2×3″ tiny prints made. I would love to have a mismatched colorful variety of mini-frames filled with the bounty from my gardens.
That would make me happy.
I am going to re-do the butterfly bush tomorrow and then I want to do two more. My girlfriend mentioned a sunflower which is a good idea. I definitely grow sunflowers in my garden. Then I will need one more. Any ideas? It has to be a common enough flower that you’d find it in most gardens. Maybe, Gaillardia; It is my favorite. However, if you are reading this and there is something as common as a daisy that I’m simply forgetting, would ya point it out? Thanks!
OK. That wraps up today. I should be done with these by the end of the week and then I want to get more experimental next week when the kids go back to school.
Oh so many things to try…not enough days in a year!