A few blessed minutes. Rain. Needed to help fight the fire that is north of us. We are not in any danger, but the plume of smoke is ominous just the same. The areas around us received more rain, as usual. I read that there were 99 fires in Arizona. Such a high number, and we are not the only state with active fires.
I am finally finished with this trio I started in the Creative Gathering. I switched the colors, wasn’t quite happy with my first choice. As luck would have it, I painted the blooms and sky about three times. Haha.
After my first color layer on the blooms, I used a non permanent pen to add the details back to the purple and pink. I had already painted the sky, having noticed how pale the color was. And that some of the white gesso was showing through in small areas. For some reason, I did not notice the ink had smeared, until I had finished the last panel. ??? Maybe the shine was distracting? Haha. I really have no idea how I did not notice it. The black ink over the sky areas was very light, it just looked slightly dirty.
I began again. Another layer of blue here and there. Two more layers to cover the inky blooms. More sealer. I painted the centers with liquitex acrylic paint pen, two layers of semi-transparent yellow. For a closer look, click the image below.
Oops, I did it again. Thought it would be a quick fix. Ha! I painted these for three little under-age-five sisters. Recycled cradled board equals lots of texture. Here is a look at the original palette. Better, yes?
The paintings are cute, I bet they enjoy them.
Try to keep cool❤️
Thank you Cindy. 🙂 Hope all is well with your show 🙂
What a merry trio! Brachot!
Thank you Carol. God Bless and protect you. xoxo
I hope you have more rain but I heard something on the news the other day that made me think you guys down there are in for a very dry summer – stay safe. You redone panels look good from here; I like the new flower colours!
Thanks for the thumbs up Val. 🙂 I’m glad you like them.
Yes, a very dry summer is what we have been told.
I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy your garden. 🙂
Oh, the girls will love these, so cheerful and creative. I do like the texture. It adds a dimension to the whole composition. Your different markings are terrific and interesting. I like to see a peek at where you create. Lucky you to have lots of light. I will pray that there is rain and no fires. I imagine summer will be a bit stressful in that aspect. Big hug!
Aww, thanks Laurelle. 🙂
I learned that there about five small fires to the north, sort of grouped under one name. Stressful yes. We are expecting a dry season,
so the light rain was a terrific surprise. 🙂 Happy Spanish summer to you! I bet you more excited by the day. 🙂
Thanks for taking us along on the journey, Sheila. I feel as though I have started my day with some nourishing focused studio time, have a cluster of blooms in hand popping with vibrancy and color, and have my heart open to whatever unfolds under the vivid blue sky today.
An open heart, delightful. 🙂 Enjoy Dear Dotty 🙂