This week, I was fortunate to play with my watercolors and sketch twice with two different groups of friends. In the watercolor above, I played with stencils, textured items, a little tissue paper collage and drawing. I am attracted to art with the combination of solid colors and line drawings. Knowing when to stop and let some white paper, negative space show in the background is a challenge for me.
Earlier in the week, my regular sketching group visited Hughes Water Gardens. I wanted to work freer and capture the spirit of the fuschia without pen and ink. It reminds me of Chinese brush painting.
It was a cloudy day and the flowers' bright colors really popped.
Koi filled a large pond.
The waterlilies bloom.
Waterlily blossom on reflected grid, floating flower of spirit and rebirth. Speak to us.