Sunday, February 20, 2011

Trip to Baltimore Botanical Gardens

We had lunch at Hon's Cafe after our tour of the Botanical Gardens,

Yellow Orchids were just one of many varieties of blooming orchids in the Orchid Room.

A Huge Agave from the desert room.
The beautiful glass buildings.
Crotons from the Palm Room.

Trip to Baltimore Botanical Gardens

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mary Jo's Bouquet is Finished

Mary Jo's Bouquet is finished and will be delivered to the blushing bride on Tuesday. I hope she likes it as much as I do.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mary Jo's Bouquet Phase 3

I have added a few more flowers and have gotten some suggestions from my teacher and friend, Marni Maree. She is a wonderful artist and has mastered the technique of watercolor on canvas. More to follow. K

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mary Jo's Bouquet Phase 2

Now, I am beginning to place the flowers. I think I want the two shasta daisies to be the stars of the painting, and the other pretty flowers the supporting cast. I lift these flowers out and add some paint to define them. Much more to follow.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Evolution of Mary Jo's Bouquet

I had some extra Kay time this afternoon and began the process for painting Mary Jo's bouquet. This will be a watercolor on stretched canvas. The first step is to prime the canvas with rubbing alcohol to remove all fingerprints. Then I added lots and lots of magenta, yellow orange, blue, teal, purple in a random pattern. Now, it has to dry before I begin carving out the flowers, using a stiff lifting brush. More to follow.