Sunday, August 23, 2015

Spilling Over with Joy - Part 1

Today I had an encounter with the most beautiful praying mantis I'd ever seen. It was the biggest one, too. I put my hand in front of her hoping she'd take me up on my silent invitation and step onto my hand, but she put up her dukes instead and punched at me several times. Not to be deterred, I held my ground. And eventually she took a few steps onto my hand, and then a few more, and then even more as she walked right up my arm.

It was magical....

I started a new painting. Here are the first few stages.

I'd been using this canvas as a place to put any and all
leftover paint that remained on my paintbrushes.
I decided it was time to use it as the background
of a new painting. 

I started by sketching in the shape of the pot
and the flowers/greenery.

I went over it in black.

I began adding color.
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