Thursday, February 7, 2013


6" x 6"
(watercolor on aquabord)

(what this painting could look like framed)

I finished this painting this morning . . . just in time for a winter pummeling!  Ha!  I must admit -- I got VERY frustrated with it, and actually started a new one yesterday afternoon.  I'm not really a "flower" painter -- and have a LOT to learn.  I don't know how Arena Shawn and Jacqueline Gnott and all you other flower painters do it.  It's not easy.  But I digress . . . I eventually decided to finish up the painting I had started.  I'm going to give it a gloss finish that I think will suit it.  I also wanted to show you what it could look like in a frame as I think it makes a huge difference.  Anyway . . . that's all . . . and to all my blogging friends in the Northeast -- be safe and drink some cocoa.


  1. Inmejorable enfoque y ni hablemos de la resoluciĆ³n de las flores contrastando con la luz.
    Es una preciosidad, menudas manos las tuyas.
    Mi enhorabuena por la obra y por tu blog, es estupendo.
    Tomare nota, porque me encanta tu forma de trabajar.

  2. Kara, I cannot sense any frustration from the beautiful painting! It is fresh as spring itself! I love the harmonic color scheme -- the soft yellows and greens, and wonder what color you have used to tone down the harshness often observed in tube yellows... It is such a lovely and tender painting.

    Thanks for the shout out but I think you paint flowers very well -- very different from my style and much more subtle and quiet, but so beautiful like all your still life paintings. Painting soft transitions can be very frustrating on Aquabord -- which may explain why you feel so frustrated about this painting in particular. I feel like that every time I paint on it, but I get encouraged every time I visit your page and see the amazing paintings you create on this surface.

    I really love this one.


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