Bright Poinsettia 11×14 Original Watercolor
A Bright Poinsettia.
I so enjoyed painting this bright and happy poinsettia recently.
(And it’s nice to think bright and happy thoughts with all the dark and sad news of the past few days.)
Using my dagger brush (which I need to use more often), it was fun to just let this painting evolve and happen on the paper. The dagger brush is “floppy” and loose, yet also allows for wonderful control changing wide strokes to points.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out! It actually makes me smile to look at.
I’m also thrilled that my new printer is able to produce gorgeous 11×14 prints that look so much like the original, so this option will be added to my paintings in our McKinneyX2Designs Etsy shop. I also added this design to the Society6 shop, so it can be made into pillows and mugs and other fun stuff.
Wishing you a bright and happy day!
Cheers & Hugs,
PS Only 55 days until Christmas 😉 and only 2 1/2 weeks until the big Mars Craft Show (Saturday, 11/17/18) AND Christmas in the Woods at Berry Vine Gifts (11/16-18/18)
“But a Speck” Mixed Media Watercolor 9×12 300# Arches Cold Press
I decided to feature
for the first day
and the first day
of the first ever
World Watercolor Month
began as a field
So following the advice and experimentation
of my mad scientist artinista mentor, Laura,
I slapped and slathered
white Gesso on top
and started over
I wanted to express
how I am but a speck,
in a huge universe
but a tiny speck
can also have
a rippling effect
that creates art
but a speck.
Cheers & Hugs,
This abstract watercolor mixed media piece was created using Brusho Watercolor Crystals in Black and Orange, Splatters of Rubbing Alcohol and water, hints of InkaGold and Golden Brand white acrylic, a straw, sunshine, and a free mind.