Wild Roses and a Hedgehog: Daily Art Practice
Last week, my husband brought me home this lovely bouquet of flowers. I snapped a couple of pictures in the hopes of painting them in the future. Flowers were something that my grandfather and my dad painted beautifully. Me, not so much. My flowers look like an abstract blob of paint in the center of the page. Many artist focus on florals but it has never been something that really captures my attention. I love flowers and visiting formal gardens but I have yet to make a detailed painting of a flower that actually looks like one. One of these days I will give flowers a try again and when I do, I have the photos of this bouquet for practice.
Things are starting to warm up, but in PA that means we will have a second winter. I am looking forward to seeing the flowers again which may encourage me to get outside and paint. A few of my favorite flowers, which we don’t have here in the Northeast, are the Lotus and Bird of Paradise. Their shape and colors are unique, and I think that is why I like them.
What is your favorite flower and why?
Daily Art Practice
I have some projects in the works that are taking most of my painting time, so I am sharing paintings from one of my favorite books, Watercolor With Me In The Forest. This is my go-to book for painting when I want to relax and I highly recommend it. The sketching is already done, you just have to have fun painting.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth & Bleubeard. My tea today is Gaia Herbs Gas and Bloating Tea. As you know, I suffer from digestive problems. I gave this new-to-me tea a try and I really enjoyed it. The flavor wasn’t unpleasant and it served its purpose well, if you know what I mean.
Happy Tea Day,