One of my favorite recent watercolors has been Late Summer Splendor, in which I celebrate the exuberance of sunflowers.

This time lapse video shows my approach to a floral subject: drawing the subject on 300 lb. watercolor paper, select use of a masking agent, and painting a wet-into-wet background. From there, I painted lots of petals employing colors from light to dark, in both temperature and values. It sometimes feels like I’m constructing my own personal jigsaw puzzle. The finished piece has qualities of radiant light and summer heat…exactly what I was hoping to capture.

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About the Author:

I am a Pacific NW Artist painting streams, floral & wildlife. My paintings are known for their brilliant colors, dramatic light and shadow contrast. Water Media Colors I paint with transparent watercolors to capture the vibrant colors of the life around me. Recently, I've been especially drawn to using cattle as the subjects of my art. Designs in nature begin outside my doorstep.

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