Today is a Recovery Rose and the three step process for painting it. First step ...was to paint the whole paper yellow as an undercoating. This is new for me. Then moving on to find the darkest pattern of shapes using limited strokes and finally finishing with mid-tones. I think the result is a more vibrant red rose than the white paper would have given me.
Why Recovery Rose? Because I know so many people who are going through different challenges right now. Some of them are big and some of them are minor adjustments because of life circumstances. We are all in this together and I find great strength when I read or hear about how other people are finding their way "through".
Flowers are a metaphor for that. They grow and fade and come back year after year. Most importantly they bring the beauty into each day they are here.
I am a watercolor coach, watercolorist, and author.