My Story is Art – Painting on the Porch

Front porch painting days are divine.  The last few weekends I’ve made a point to step outside and set up painting camp in the fresh air.  Every year we will fill our wraparound porch with massive hanging baskets and this year they have become inspiration for a few new patterns.  The fuchsia this year are amaze…I can’t get enough of the plump little blossoms in the most vibrant shades…

I pluck a few select blooms and float in white milk glass.  Saw the pattern unfold before I even grabbed my pencil.

The pups love hanging out with me as I develop the watercolor washes, layer after layer.

The finished pattern with a rich watercolor backdrop of burgundy, violet and cobalt blue touches.

Liene Stevens blogged an incredible commencement speech by Nipun Mehta this week centered around the concept of walking.  Walking to see the world, to slow down and take it all in.  Walking to help you scratch the surface of this life with a 180 degree view.  Painting is my walk. What is yours?