Friday, July 01, 2005

July 4th - Done!

You can see a larger version and a close up here.

I'm pretty sure this one is done...I will hang it up in the studio and stare at it for a bit to be sure.

I added a few more layers and some white gouache highlights. I really prefer pure watercolor, but sometimes you just have to have a little gouache :)

I thought this was really interesting. 100 questions science hasn't answered yet!

Japanese beetles have become the bane of my exsistance. They are evil creatures that are eating my roses, day lilies, and other plants.

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?"
Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
Charlie Brown (Charles M. Schulz)


  1. What a beautiful painting, well worth waiting for, and perfect timing for completion!

    I agree with you on the beetles. I am pretty angry with them myself these days.

    Happy 4th!

  2. Bravo!!! It looks great, and the timing was perfect.


  3. Sweet!! I really love your composition and the theme. Happy Holiday Weekend!!!

  4. This is a beautiful painting. Thank you for the steps.


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