These spiky lovelies were outside the movie theater in San Diego (fun movie afternoon with daughter and her cousin). Tia was ducking quickly into the Gap for last-min. shopping and I was happily sketching away in the warm sun. These birdy flowers are so striking and tropical looking—they used to be grandson Mason’s favorite flower when he was a tot; now that he’s 11 I’m not sure! Took a few photos for countertop painting in my kitchen after returning home. I liked the resulting watercolor, but the siren call of a new box of vibrant, Sennelier pastels was irresistible so I brightened up the piece with added color (Christmas present! Yay!). It’s sunny here in Alameda today but all reports say rain is coming. Maybe I will take a spin on my bike and enjoy the sunshine and snap a few photos of neighborhood gardens for indoor painting. What a great pleasure to make art.
8″ x 6″ watercolor, pen, pastel on paper = $60