Another page from my watercolor book features a photo of a table setting/vase, taken so long ago I don't even recall where we were! I'm consciously using a wider range of color, materials, processes and techniques in my work - so along with layer/texture love, I'm really stretching. Pan pastels put a nice finishing touch on this piece so they're a new favorite.
The theme for this post is flowers (really, who does themes?! maybe a way to use two unrelated photos). From social media pals, I've learned that Central Kentucky isn't the only area with a blasted rain gauge. Between the fog, sog and chill, it hasn't really seemed like summer for much of the time, though rain does create fabulous studio days! I've finished a dozen pages, more art than I've ever made in a short time span... don't know if it's thanks to working in a book or using the photography - or both, but as we all know, more art = more happy. Especially since we've only had two lakes trips so I haven't done enough swimming (my other therapy for chronic illness!).
I don't have much of a green thumb but was thrilled when my artist-husband, Jim Edmon, upcycled some old wood and glass panels to create the coolest flower holder (is that even a valid term??) ever! He even did the planting - I have a feeling this addition to our somewhat eclectic, foresty back yard will be a fave for years to come.
Hope your late summer is blossoming!