After a month off in December to enjoy the season and my famiglia, I am back at work in the studio. I started with a small sized painting (8x8) and subject matter that is fun and familiar to me, some of my favorite flowers: nasturtiums and sunflower.
I am already planning and writing down some painting ideas. I do this by daydreaming about what I'd like to do, and then try and make it happen. It doesn't always work out! If I can draw it, I can paint it. Some subject matter lends itself to my medium and style, and some does not.
I work in watercolor and ink on Aquabord, which is a clay surfaced board made by the Ampersand company. The beauty of this board is that you I don't have to frame my work with glass. They also have very nice frames that I use to protect and enhance the paintings.This painting has been finished with a blue background. Next, I will apply 4 coats of protective varnish, and frame it. It will be available soon.
This week I will be starting a new painting.
Happy New Year!