I started the week in my studio doing a little clean up and found a bunch of long ends from big sheets of watercolor paper. It gave me an idea: I cut up the ends into small sheets that would easily fit a pre-made frame size.
One of the ideas tucked in the back of my file-cabinet head is to paint watercolors of single flowers. I think I've taken a jillion close-up flower pictures in my life. So now I have the stack of paper to start with.
I'm beginning with these poppy pictures I took last fall in Santa Fe. I just LOVE poppies.
The task is to complete one picture in no more than three sittings, or basically, less than two hours.
Sorry for this picture sideways, I just couldn't make it turn around. I'm not such a great computer person.
So the one below is the first one, and I finished it just a few minutes ago. I still have the tape on it. I've learned my lesson with watercolor. Let it DRY, before you remove the tape, or the thing curls into a tube. Not fun.