2nd step is to prepare for painting the background by protecting the flower areas. For this painting, I am tracing and cutting a piece of wax paper which I will "glue" down to the paper with masquing fluid. It is a lot easier than using masquing fluid (think rubber cement) over the whole thing. Last week I got a blister on my thumb taking off masquing fluid!
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.