Therefore (see previous post), I have started Blanco Lavender Field With Chairs #3, this time as an 11x14 on really good watercolor paper. (The paper I used for the birthday card was very unforgiving!) As you can see, I have already sketched the general shapes with watercolor pencil and masqued the chairs so that I will be able to toss color about freely in the field and background.
Something inside me is itching to paint something big and if I improve enough on #3, maybe I will do a #4 that is a full sheet of watercolor paper (22x30 inches.)
Here is my second version of Blanco Lavender Fields With Chairs. I like it much better and have decided that I am just not the type of artist who can paint well from memory! This one is about 5x8 inches and was done as a birthday card for the friend who was with me the day we saw the lavender adirondak chairs in the lavender field.
I forgot to bring the photo of the lavender colored adirondak chairs in the Blanco Texas lavender field on the day that I had time to start painting it. So this overworked first attempt is strictly from memory. Stay tuned to see just how inaccurate my memory was!
After almost 20 years of Industrial Engineering, I decided to try to align my life with my values and priorities. Now I am an artist, part time ranch worker and part time church staff (strategic planning). That leaves almost no time for housekeeping, which is fine with me and my dust allergy!
My art business is called Texas Hill Country Art, and I mostly paint Texas wildflowers, landscapes, animals and such. I often paint commissions of people's favorite vacation photos.
Watercolor and acrylic paintings are also available in a greeting card format. ACEOs (baseball card sized paintings) are sometimes studies for my big paintings and sometimes just silliness, like my Ballerinas in Trouble series.