by jane simpson

daisy

Big Flower, Little Dog

Sorry about the quality of this photo. Life has been complicated enough lately that the simple act of posting this picture is a great accomplishment.

Having felt rather uninspired lately, I took a trip to a local art store. Yummy. I should do that more often! They were having a sale on full sheets of 140 lb. Arches cold press — pretty much my all-time favorite paper. I snatched up 20 sheets and plan to go back for more.

I’ve been using cheap paper so long, I forgot how nice it is to paint using the real thing.

And since I got such a nice deal on full sheets, I decided to start using them. In full. No more tearing them into halfs or fourths. No guilt!

I also got myself a little art table that tilts. Good thing, I really didn’t have any good place to paint on these big sheets.

Anyway, here’s my first effort.

watercolor flower, Arches cold press, 140 lb, full sheet (22" x 30")

The dog is there mainly to show the scale of the painting.


pastel daisy-like flower in red and orange

my husband tells me that this picture is on a whole nother level from the rest of them, and if i add it, it will make the other pictures pout and feelĀ self-conscious

i can live with that