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!
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.
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.