"But, people will think you are weird if you are assembling a bunch of branches in a circle and then walking away", she said.
My response? "If so, then I am weird and it's better they know up front than later." The friendship lasted about as long as this conversation.
I'm caring for a long haired dachshund who is 15 going on 16 with lots of grey hair and very little energy. She loves being outside and wants to be next to me, but can't tolerate winds above 8mph, too much sun, cloudy days with no sun at all, temps above 60 degrees without shade or below 55 degrees without sun.
But with spring comes the hope that this year will be the year that I go out and plein air paint. So I try out the gear and equipment on my deck while the dog sits under the chair hoping that the sun doesn't move any further up on her body because then she will have to move.
Today, I’m celebrating completing Leslie Saeta's February 30 in 30 painting challenge! The image is a collage of paintings I finished. I didn’t include the four blue lotus flowers I painted. I also left out one other lotus flower painting so everything fit into a square.
Today’s the last watercolor lotus flower study for the 30 in 30 painting challenge. Like many others, I've tried to do the 30 in 30 challenge for years, but I never completed more than a handful of paintings. In the past, I was happy about completing the paintings that I did, but I knew I could do more.
I painted a lotus flower bud for today's lotus flower watercolor painting. I used a picture where the flower bud was looking almost straight at me. I used my typical pigments and painted it without using pencil lines as a guideline.