A bouquet from the garden in autumn (Marigold, Sage, Sedum, Butterfly bush, Russian Sage, Basil, Echinacea, a few leaves from a Blueberry bush) in a tea mug. I began (on a canvas made for watercolor) but set it aside because it wasn’t coming to much, felt dull. Came back to it last night to look for more and deeper color. 9″x12″.
I began this weeks ago but got sidetracked after the first few minutes. The bouquet is long gone but I worked from the flowers so many times, last night worked from memory. The little red berries were entirely invented, but I had planned that from the get go, even when I thought I would be working from life. 8″x10″, Watercolor and the narrow side of a tombow pen on cradled aquaboard panel-its a struggle to be loose on the panels, and with the heavier pen but I will continue to persist. Its better after a year. Last year I couldn’t really manage anything at all on these panels but in the last two months I’ve been able to use them. I’ll bring this with me to Studio Hop today.