Sometimes I need to get back to basics, don’t we all? For my painting trips to Utah a tote full of brushes, palette and some water are all I need. My favorite comfy t-shirt is just fine for the great outdoors and flip flops make it easy to dip my toes in the raging Virgin River while the paint on my watercolor block is drying. Last week I spent I glorious week in Zion National Park and the surrounding areas. I did a lot breathing, thinking, painting and most importantly recharging. So often when there I paint landscape studies…this time around it was spring in full bloom in this desert valley so you can imagine where my brush was at….
A frame of flowers, soft and full of the goodness that makes watercolor so incredible. Sheer washes of color, no unnecessary details. Watercolor textures are their most pretty when I practice the art of restraint. This can be said of so much in life. Enjoy!