It felt like a joyous circus in my kitchen when I walked in after work today! Here are two amaryllis plants I have been anticipating...opening their blooms at last. When I saw last night that the buds were just beginning to open on the two plants, I realized that each plant opens in the same sequence (Duh!). So I saw the parallel in the two plants that were blooming next to each other, and I swiveled the pots around so that I would get to have the visual experience of how they are so alike, and yet different. I knew today that I had to grab my camera and document the beauty of this RIGHT NOW! Yes, some of us are CRAZY that way. Plants like these are what inspire some of my watercolor paintings. I'll probably spend some quality time drawing these blossoms this weekend. Knowing that the painting can't be any better than the underlying structure of the drawing, that drawing usually is an investment of time for me over two or three days. I'll let you know what happens. Can't wait to begin.
This process is always far afield from the procedure I follow to create acrylic paintings. I'm very near the culmination of the new Southwest painting I've been immersed in. My signature and a minor touchup are all that is needed. I'm just not ready to share it yet, but I'm loving its progress. Planning to enter it in a local exhibition and will let you know where and when, if it indeed is selected to be exhibited there. If not (and my years of experience with show entries have taught me that anything is possible) I'm sure it will appear in another show eventually, where the juror is on my same wavelength as me.