It's been ages since I took part in Paint Party Friday and before this week, a long time since I got out my paints. I've been wanting to, but just not getting around to it. Not finding inspiration and not finding the motivation to break free from my slump. And then this week I did. First I worked on a background and then I played with drips. I started on this large canvas (the largest I've ever painted at 16"x20"):
I'm planning on lots more layers with this one. So far there are three. And while I was playing with that I took out a tiny canvas on which I'd already done a background and added some drips and smears.
Funny that this one looks bigger here than the large one when it's only 5"x5". I think I want to add a bit more before it's done, but I'm letting it sit for now.
Finally, I became inspired to do another watercolor this week, too. I hadn't really felt inspired to paint anything specific and then I was looking at one of my plants and started imagining painting it. This morning I did the sketch (more nerve wracking than usual because I hadn't done any for a long time).
Of course I had to choose a complicated plant to paint.
So many overlapping leaves. I simplified it quite a bit for my painting and plan on slowly layering the color.
So far I started with the lighter undersides of the leaves and the beginnings of the clay pot (I love this pot!).
It feels good to be painting again.