Thursday, July 11, 2013
Golden Moth - Another Adventure in Watercolor
Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement regarding my last two posts. You know how it is. I think all of us creatives go through the occasional funk, and it is such a blessing to have a supportive group of fellow artists to share the journey. Thank you for that. I am so thankful for all of my blogging friends and community. You all are a constant source of encouragement and inspiration. Bless you!
This beautiful golden moth breathed her last on our back porch last weekend, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to paint her. She just looked like a living watercolor to me. I enjoyed working with these colors and experimenting with creating texture on the watercolor paper. I made scratch marks with, of all things, a pair of sharp tweezers! I got out the tweezers to pick up a few loose hairs that had come out of the new brush I was using, and I liked the squiggly scratches it left in the paint, so I went with it and made some more. I love those kinds of happy accidents.