I started this at my friend Anna's house, using her flower arrangement for a model. My idea was to do it in a style made famous by Karlyn Holman. I REALLY struggled with this painting. I pulled it out in the end, but I'm not entirely happy with it.
I decided to try my hand at doing an abstract the other day. I was inspired by watching a video by K.Holman. I've not been too successful at these, so I don't try too often, but I had a lot of fun with this one. Halfway through, it reminded me of fireworks, and when it was done it looked more like balloons, so I titled it "Celebration". This is 15 x 22 on Arches, textured with coffee filters, saran wrap, and gauze.
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.
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.