OK, the background paint is dry. So I tore off the wax paper, then went outside on the porch to rub off the masque. Outside is nice because you can listen to the rain on the tin roof, but also because you don't have to worry about cleaning up all the tiny bits of masque that fly off as you work. as you can see, the background does not perfectly fit the initial drawing. That is OK. Wherever the background ends is now officially where the flower begins.
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.