First Up SOLD
6" x 6" watercolor
This year I made a promise to myself. It happened last week while I was outside clearing out the withered brown corpses from last year.
It's pretty hard not to promise to try a little harder when you're doing such a grizzly task. Poor little unsuspecting flowers.
I really don't try to kill them, it's more like death by neglect, or indifference. So, sometimes I forget to water them? I really don't mean to, I just. . . sort of. . . forget.
But this year? This is the year that I no longer wear their blood (sap?? I don't know what to call flower blood. Do they even have such a thing?) on my hands! Huzzah!
"I will not kill any flowers this year. I will not kill any flowers this year. I will not kill any flowers this year."
This is my painting in response to the Cook-Waller monthly painting challenge. The theme was: New, chosen by me.
The first, new crocus peeking its head through the snow in the spring always makes me feel so hopeful, like no matter how bleak or dark the winter gets, sunshine and warm days are coming closer day by day.
And just in case you were wondering, these are indeed flowers from my garden, and I did NOT kill them. Of course crocus are kind of hard to kill, they're pretty self sufficient little buggers. That's another reason why I like them so much. :))
Here's Carrie's paintings:
'Sam, newborn' by Carrie Waller 8" x 10" watercolor
'Steven, newborn' by Carrie Waller 8" x 10" watercolor
These are paintings of Carrie's two sons as newborns. Aren't they beautiful? She did a wonderful job, painting a newborn is no easy feat let me tell you. I love the soft gradations of colors in their full little cheeks. And I just love Sam's little hands. Such a classic newborn gesture. :))
Until Thursday my friends!