Floral study

August has been the month of the Discardia project in our household, there was stuff everywhere you look, the house was a mess, it was all I could do to keep my sanity through it all. As a result I have not had much inspiration to do any painting lately. It has been a couple of weeks since I did any, and I was feeling self-conscious and trepidatious about starting up again. Do you ever feel that way after a break? 

Anyway, yesterday someone posted some paintings they did of loose floral studies from Youtube tutorials and I thought that it is the best way for me to get back on the horse. Just go forth and splash some color around.

I have been meaning to make it a practice to do some quick charcoal studies before doing the color studies, and that is what I did here.

And then I picked three colors that I haven't tried before - Perylene Violet, Gold Ochre, Permanent Sap Green.

This is not great art by any means, but I am happy to be back to painting and I wanted to post my creations here in the spirit of full-disclosure :-)