A while ago I picked up some iridescent watercolors that were donated to the IAA. I hadn't really played around with them much but yesterday ran across them in the studio and decided to see what I could do with them. This painting is adapted from a sketch that was in one of my sketchbooks from a couple of years ago. I was trying to get that golden, late afternoon haze that sometimes appears over the greenway marsh. The paints give a very faint sparkle to the background and some of the highlight areas. Unfortunately my point and shoot photography doesn't capture that paint quality.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening of the Wednesday Oil Painters show last night. If you haven't seen the show, stop in at First Coast Community bank and go upstairs to their gallery area anytime the bank is open.
Here is my latest painting for oils. The hibiscus in the garden stores this year have been particularly varied and beautiful. These blooms caught my eye last month and even though I didn't have any place to plant them I thought I would just bring them home on canvas.