Monday, November 10, 2008

Rainy Days and Watercolors


Thistledown
Watercolor
11X22

It's a rainy day in North Texas today. Sometimes when I don't want to break out the oil colors, it's nice to pull out my messy watercolor palette and use the bits and daubs of color that are leftover. I should probably wash that palette out, but sometimes I find the best colors are the ones that occur by accident.

Thistledown was painted from one of my favorite Texas weeds, the thistle. These stickery plants grow wild all along the highways in Texas. It always cheers me up to see purple flowers, I'm not quite sure why. Maybe because purple is a color that, if it were a person, someone might look at it and say, "My, that color has got some nerve!"
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