Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Sunflowers ~ SOLD

"Happiness is never stopping to think if you are."
~ Palmer Sondreal


"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet." 
~ James Openheim

Watercolor Work Station

This painting was done standing at my big table, with lots of tools and visual reference, maybe too much information (TMI). I'll simplify things next time. Here I did the background first. On the last sunflower painting, I did the flower first. I like to mix things up so I don't get stuck in a rut. I painted this on 144 lb., 17pt., heavy weight Yupo paper that Marc from Legion Papers sent me to sample. He also sent me a couple of pads of translucent Yupo paper. That's got my head spinning with ideas!

"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
~Berke Breathed

It was a year ago yesterday that we captured Opie and Cutie Pye
and their siblings, who now reside in New York.
Awe, they were just little wild bush babies. 


I must admit, they've really made themselves indispensable
around the place. How did we ever mange without them?
They sure have brought us an extra special kind of happiness.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay cool and have a great weekend.

Hugs and Purrs,
and the little darlings

X ♥ O


  1. Stunning sunflower painting! As for the kitties, got to say Ahhhhhhhh.

    On another note, I have lost my original blog and have started a new one. Everything is explained on the new one:

    1. Thanks for your feedback!! Lost your blog? / That must have been so nerve racking!! ARRR!! Glad that your old blog is up and running again though, Ann!!

  2. Love the sun flowers - I cannot paint flowers... yet!

    Cats - really cute - where are the paintings of them?

    1. Thanks for your (sweet) comments here! I went to your blog, but couldn't leave a comment. They wanted me to log in and said my logins didn't match. I have had a lot of trouble with wordpress that way. I like your watercolor studies of fruit! Keep up the good work and thanks again for commenting here! Oh, and yes, I have paintings of my kitties on my Daily PaintWorks Gallery - see sidebar! :-D


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