Pat asked for bold blues, so I am making my way around this painting, on the every other petal method, adding more cobalt blue. I use a black and white photo to decide where to darken things up a bit. I use my fingers a lot to smear the edges, so that they don't look like brushstrokes. I am also dotting and smearing in some of the light areas that are too light right now. Can you tell which petals are done and which are not?
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.