painting was inspired by the memory of an excursion to Lilypons Water Gardens on a
wonderful sun-filled day in summer.
I began by
applying a coat of gesso on my paper, to give me the ability to completely lift the paint
wherever I chose. Then I used the happiest colors I could find to paint the blossoms and
the water. My final step was to lift the sparkles on the water to give the effect of
share this technique in my upcoming class Experimental Surfaces in Watercolor
Working on this painting enabled
me to re-experience the happy feeling of the original trip. That feeling bubbles back into
my heart whenever I look at the painting. Hence the title "Joyful."
I hope you
will experience the same feeling of joy as you view the painting. Archival Limited Edition
Giclée prints are available. Call me or email me to place your order.