Happy April! Life has been busy lately. Two weeks ago I spent a long weekend at a crafty retreat and concentrated on replenishing my handmade cards. I made quite a few and will post some of them soon. Then, a few days ago I returned from a trip to Nashville, Tennessee with my sister. Unfortunately it was a working trip for her, but in her free time I took her to all our favorite music spots. I think she had fun and even came home with a new pair of boots!
I took some art supplies with me thinking that I would come home with pages and pages of things I had created, but there were just too many distractions. We stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which I swear should have its own zip code. Even just walking from our room to the parking lot took almost ten minutes, and I had not accounted for how much time I spent walking and exploring the hotel. I sketched a couple of pictures and took lots of photos that I want to paint into my sketchbook and hope to get to that this week.
Now I am happy to get back into my routine and have fun with a new month’s worth of watercolor prompts. Thanks for the list, Charlie!
This butterfly is called a Tree Nymph, or a rice paper butterfly, and appears to have slightly iridescent shimmers in the white of its wings. I did a wet-in-wet wash on the wings to get the pale colors and then some negative painting around the segments of the wings. Such a delicate little creature! Have a great weekend!