10" x 14"
I uploaded several photos from my garden and posted them as a challenge here: (www.flickr.com/groups/watercolouristpwl/discuss/721576301...)
I used the photo of the lace-cap hydrangea to paint. (I'm having my students work on the golden rudbeckia). In the painting, I see more yellow in the leaves and pink tones in the blossoms on the original than on the screen - Still, it was fun to do -
These will be my last four days of work: 1 day of finishing paperwork, 1 class, 1 trip, then a farewell/good luck party - and then 11 years of living out of town four days out of seven will be over - and an Arboretum and more accomplished. It's a good feeling -- scary too in a lot of ways - endings are never easy for me - and the transition to 'being at home' is another adventure - a bit planned, a bit uncertain, a lot open ...
I plan to continue teaching classes - from watercolor to crafts to altered books to gardening to herbs and cooking to heaven knows what else. I plan first get my house in order, reduce the clutter that has managed to accumulate, get my garden a bit more under control, paint, paint and paint.
I've already got a number of classes booked, promised visits to my mom and my daughter, and time promised with my son's children.
C and I are planning some long weekends - and for the first few weeks, I hope to catch up on my sleep and energy - the last few weeks of intense finalizing has made me a bit flagged.
Thank you all for your well wishes and kind thoughts. And thank you for your friendship and keeping me company along the way!
You are my blessings!
Have a great week!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Lace Cap Hydrangea
10" x 14"