Grape Hyacinths and a Daffodil (Painting)

April 11, 2011 at 11:03 AM 4 comments

I woke up this morning at promptly 9AM (yay! I got to sleep in!) and began to sketch immediately. By 9:30 AM a brush loaded with water was sweeping across my pencil sketches so I could play with wet-onto-wet some more. I think that is my favorite part about watercolor. I love nothing more than getting a piece of paper wet and dropping color onto it almost randomly. It’s so soothing and freeing! An hour later I was taking a picture of the painting you see above and uploading it onto my computer.

I think it was a good practice exercise. I see that there are lots of things I could have (should have) done better, and also there are things that I can still do (particularly where shadows are concerned). I’m going to enjoy the day now in other ways, probably ride my bike, rollerblade, or take a walk. THEN I am going to excitedly get my things ready for class and boot-scoot out the door (probably literally dance my way out). I CANNOT WAIT FOR CLASS! I LOVE IT!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day, and I hope your inner self is as happy as mine,

Happy Adventures,


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jaclyn Rae  |  April 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    you bring sunshine to my life 🙂

    • 2. Heather  |  April 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM

      Aww, thank you so much. I would prefer to think that we both reflect light into each others lives, through various life experiences and adventures!

  • 3. Eowyn  |  April 11, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    I really like this, Ari! I happen to love hyacinths- I think they’re my favorite spring flower- and you’ve captured them perfectly! Keep up with the art- you’ve got real talent. (Whatever you might say to the contrary, lol)

    • 4. Heather  |  April 11, 2011 at 11:56 PM

      Aw, shucks, you called me Ari. I love the little nickname to my nickname! Eowyn, love, you are fabulous. Thank you so much for the kind words! I am trying to improve every day. 🙂


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