Almost every year around Christmas I buy an amaryllis plant, and right after the new year I plant it and watch it grow. I love the big colorful flowers, and I enjoy sketching and painting it. Most of the time there is a second blooming after the first one dies out. Waiting to see if that happens.
"Hello, Autumn" is a half sheet watercolor, done from a photo that my son, David, took while on a hike last fall. I liked this photo so much that I did it first as a 5x7, and then had my beginner watercolor class at the senior center attempt a simplified version of it it, but it just called for a larger painting. I'm happy with this, the first half sheet landscape in quite a while, and a pleasant change from florals.
This is a demo that I painted for my senior center watercolor class, done from a photo by Angel Sharum. Angel was kind enough to give me (and my students) permission to paint from her photo. Watercolor, 9 x 12 on Arches paper.
I am a watercolor artist living in New Jersey. I am a member of the North East Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Watercolor Society, and several local and internet art organizations through which I exhibit my paintings. My favorite subjects are close focused florals and landscapes.