Friday, August 22, 2008

Orange Cosmos

I finished another watercolor last night. I'm actually starting to like watercolor because the ones I'm doing are simpler and I can knock one out in an evening. I used the orange cosmos that I'm growing as inspiration and actually stood on the kids slide to sketch most of it out. Yeah, their that tall- I love cosmos but I won't plant this variety again unless it's in the back of a flower garden. I've seen some that are only about 12 inches tall and I'll probably try those next year. And here's the painting. It's not an exact replica but I like it. I used to think that I couldn't be an artist because I couldn't draw things exactly the way they are. The girl that lived across the street from us could- and she's now the curator of a museum. But I'm happy with how it turned out. Strathmore watercolor paper, 11 x 15, image size is 8 x 12.


Mary said...

I really like that pretty.

Ms. Tee said...

That's so pretty. :) I love flowers!