WIP - Begonias on Parade Finally Finished!

This painting may have seemed to drag on forever - really completed a few weeks ago, however, our computer was in for repairs and just today we are getting things back up.  And OMG what adventure this has been.  Apple has a Voice Over function - it says everything you do, including ever number or letter you type or button you push.  Drove me crazy until, with the help of my friend Google, I was able to figure out how to shut it off.  I was beginning to think I would never be able to use this computer again! That aside, here is the finished painting.  There is a spider hanging out, see if you can find it!

Begonias On Parade by Helen Shideler

WIP - Update 3 - Begonias on Parade

Making some serious progress with a limited amount of time in combination with some travel to Atlanta and lots of other distractions.  However, I can now start to see the finish line!   In the upper right hand corner will be Hercules, a rather large webbing spider that is found, well...everywhere around our house in the summer. When you walk around our decks and gardens, it is wise to carry a stuck out in front of you to  clear the webs in as you go.  Really icky to face plant in a web. Trust me!  Personal experience speaking. Stuff nightmares are made of.... I have made peace with the yellow nickel mineral color for this painting.  Understand, I will never use mineral based watercolor paint again and unless someone can make a compelling case and oh, send them to me for free to try out!  The begonias on the right are just a funny color and this paint works. I tried every other share of yellow in my studio...and this works (humble pie) see definitions 2 & 3.

Begonias on Parade - Helen Shideler

WIP - Begonias on Parade?

This is a new way to torment myself.  Little flowers ans icky picky detail.  What in the work am I thinking - I can guarantee my next two paintings will be poured paintings! I will need to get the cobwebs out after this one! Thinking Begonias on Parade but open to other titles.  This is a  22 x 30" watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord.

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