So this is the deal. My I have a dirty little secret. A time waster. Which is awful because I REALLY don’t have time to just sit and let time disappear in a flash. I have kids to pay attention to, I have school work to get done, a book to publish... oh and did I mention I just sold my house and bought a new one so I’ve got moving to do too. And in case you didn’t know.. Kids take up a LOT of time. Anyway.. my time waster – my dirty little defragment the brain activity - PINTEREST. (I know..... Please don’t judge me).
|“What’s for Dinner?” by Sandra K White|
I often seek inspirational art on Pinterest, (along with toddler activities, toddler crafts, quilting techniques and crockpot recipes.) One day I came across Sandra K White’s “What’s for Dinner?” watercolour. (http://www.sandrakwhite.com/2010/04/whats-for-dinner/) It spoke to me. It sang to me. I NEEDED to paint BEETS! (I’m not even sure her painting has beets, they might be turnips, or giant radishes.... all I saw was beets) .
I became somewhat obsessed. I’ve been painting variations of Wynken, Blynken and Nod for two years and little else. I’ve gone through enough “Winsor Blue” to last a lifetime, specifically : Artists' Water Colour: Winsor Blue (Green Shade) . So the thought of lusciously vibrant oranges and rich deep reds had me positively humming with anticipation. I really needed to wipe all that blue off the palette.
Finally. With a little cooperation from some sleeping children I managed to squeeze in enough time for this:
Thank you Sandra for the inspiration....