Friends,
21 years ago I photographed this flower arrangement and eventually painted 3 paintings from the photo at the bottom of this post:–a watercolor, an acrylic on canvas and an oil painting. I still like the flower arrangement enough that I’m tempted to do another watercolor. And I’m offering it for you to use as a reference even though it lacks definition (digital cameras weren’t great back then). Just as well. I want you to squint when you look at it and paint an impression of it. Use whatever paints, pencils, pens, etc. you wish. Don’t forget to send me the results!

ANNOUNCEMENT
I am so excited to soon offer live painting classes on Zoom. I plan to teach weekly. At least some classes will be offered through the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.
I’ll soon send a link for you to register. Once I begin these affordable online classes I will discontinue my Coronavirus challenges. I’m hoping you will prefer to join me while I can actually demo techniques and take questions.

The nice thing about a live class is, we can enjoy the company of others. The interaction really helps me feel like I’m not just talking to a screen. These past 2 weeks I’ve taught online using the Zoom app and it was wonderful to see and talk to friends who tuned in.

In the meantime, next Wednesday April 29 at 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 Central, I will offer the last of 3 classes on Zoom: how to show and sell your artwork on WaterMediaGallery.com. Why not join us? If you’d like to register, please do so before Wednesday 4/22.

Happy Painting!

Mums, 11 x 14″ oil on canvas