Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rita Daisies!

Cheek art on my "GramRita," done about 10 yrs ago

If you follow me on Facebook you already saw these photos of my gramma Rita, who passed away last week.  She used to visit my booth at the county fair and would always let me paint her!! 

So, today I thought that I would paint daisies in her honor!  Her middle name was Daisy, and they were of course her favorite flower!


My original intent was to do a step-by-step of just a single daisy....

 ...but then I added a little bud.  And then thought I'd add another daisy from a different angle, with another bud.  And then thought I'd add a sky blue background with curlies and swirlies and dots and sparkly bursts.  And then I realized my boys were done with their naps and I had to start some dinner.  Aah, well, I think I went just crazy enough with it in the end!  Here are the steps of the whole design...


I didn't do anything fancy with this one....no stencils, one strokes, or fancy brushes.  Just used two round Wolfe brushes (#1 and #4), Kryolan Aquacolor paints for the colors and Wolfe Hydrocolor paints for the black and white!

And since I'm showing some flowers, I'll include my tried and true hibiscus how-to that I posted last week on Facebook as well...another one done "au naturale" with just simple brushes and paint!


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