Well friends…it is only 94 degrees today! Oops – make that 95! Hottest, driest summer on record in Indianapolis. We are in an extreme drought and under watering restrictions. This is very tough for the farmers and I have two in the family. Very nerve wracking time for everyone near and dear to me.
I did complete a new 100 Degree Summer painting – BOY do I have inspiration! This was fun and a real challenge. It is my first ever full sheet painting. It was done on Crescent Watercolor Board which has a very hard, smooth surface so my process had to be modified slightly to allow for this less absorbant surface. I also worked with some new colors that I have never used before – teals and aquas – colors that I really like. The inspiration was the rapidly disappearing water in the rivers, streams, fountains, ponds and pools. The warm surface layer and the cool underneath. The swirling and the ripples as swimmers move through it and children splash.