Thursday, April 08, 2010

Inspired by a Field of Flowers

Daily Practice
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My approach here was somewhat different that the painting I posted yesterday. I splattered water on the paper and dropped in random watercolor paints in colors that I liked. There were no attempts to help create particular shapes. When the initial paints dried, I used more of an ink-blot approach and tried to 'see' flower shapes' within the spontaneous patterns. This 'field of flowers' was the result.

I've back to back meetings and more gardens to install today -- so I'll see everyone later tonight. We're in for a bit of rain, and we're planning to welcome the 'downing' of all the air-borne pollen. I don't know a soul who hasn't been coughing or sneezing!

Stay well!

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. It should be on a summer t-shirt at Zazzle. It's perfect. A riot of color; just enough detail to "find" the flowers" and just enough abstraction to make it totally interesting. You are amazing.

Rain today too. We've had the worst pollen year ever, according to the news. It will be welcome relief.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

OHMYGOD, this is drop dead gorgeous!!! I am loving this new style of yours!!! Please give us lessons!

Patti G. said...

Lin, this came out STUNNING!!!!!!!
I love it! What a technique and it is gorgeous!!!!!
Huggies,Patti

Pat said...

This really looks like you had fun. It is so spring.

Joan said...

This one and the one below are beautiful. I like your method for this one and it looks a bit wilder, which I really like.