"Blossom", watercolor and sumi-e, 26 x 32
Recently I changed the comforter in my daughter's room and I wasn't happy with the way the wall above her bed looked so I decided to do a painting that matched her bedding - is this "taboo" for an artist to do? I wanted to create the same zen-like feeling in the painting that repeated the pattern in the comforter. I used one of her favorite colors (turquoise) combined with the simplicity of black ink brushwork. My dog also thought it was fun, he refused to move off the bed when I was taking photos! Gotta love Charlie.
My next project is going to be a landscape painting from one of the photographs I took when I visited Avery Island and I can tell I am just not ready to dig into it yet. I will know when it's time.