I'm happy with the small watercolor sketch, but for the painting I am going big and acrylic. I think that I will need the flexibility of being able to paint layer after layer till the shift from one color to the next is just right. I have been experimenting with using a palette knife instead of a paintbrush and think that this painting will be a good application. So, I started with my favorite part - the background.
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.