Monday, 5 January 2015

Day 5 but only my 2nd

I was painting first thing this morning but I had to go shovel snow before I was finished. It was the first major snow this year with about 12 inches and still coming down.
snow in the courtyard
The world is very monotone today so I should have painted color to brighten things up but I had another picture in mind. Here is my painting for day 5.
House Plant
I wanted to try Oriental style brush work with a regular subject. I find it really hard to paint without resting my hand or arm on the table but that is the way it is done! 'House Plant' is watercolor on 4.5 x 4.5 piece of very thin rice paper and is mounted on a 7 x 9 mat.

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  1. Great to see you back at your painting and blog, Val!

  2. I really needed this challenge Win, for both the painting and the blogging. The last month has seemed so busy that I had no urge to do any creating of any kind. I am glad to be back in the saddle!

  3. Thanks Sheila. I feel it is very delicate and I was quite happy with it.