I have been sketching more with pencil in my art journal. And then adding a little watercolor for color such as this wildflower, the Purple Pea Vine:
I like learning about the wildflowers native at our lake in Northern Idaho. My mom was excellent about knowing their names so I was probably influenced by her.
Each July, I remember my mom, who passed away in July 1999 by walking on her favorite nature trail at the lake. So this last weekend, I painted one of her favorite flowers, the Begonia. I planted this one in an old bucket at the lake:
My mom always loved watermelon on the 4th of July so I had to paint a slice!
This watermelon stepping stone I made in her memory several years ago:
It was very relaxing to paint this last weekend at the lake. I’m starting to like my paintings more and I can see some improvement. 🙂
Do you do something special each year to remember a loved one? I would love to hear about it if you want to share it with me.
Happy Painting! 🙂