Hydrangea, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

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This watercolor of hydrangea took me more than the hour I usually spend on the paintings in this series.  Although I had practiced the positive and negative painting in ferns a couple of days ago, I found myself getting lost in the midst of all the petals on these flowers, and had to take breaks so that I could refocus.

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120 Paintings

“It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.”  –  Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog

Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.

My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.