Hot Pool, Watercolor on paper, 9×12″, 2015.
I am still doing a fairly decent job on my resolution on setting aside creative time for myself each week (this is getting easier and easier, the more sleep that I get each night). This resolution is also helping to me to finish projects that were interrupted by big moves and babies. I started this watercolor painting a while back, but did not manage to get very far on it. Sometimes I find myself floundering on an artwork, and the only cure for me is to set it aside for an unspecified amount of time. I pulled it out again this spring, and finally had the energy and vision to see it through. It is based on a photo I took of a hot pool in an area of extensive burn damage from the 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park. It was taken via a cell phone shot, and then an Instagram share, from our trip there in the summer of 2012. I have had an ongoing idea to use Instagram images for the basis of paintings, and perhaps I can keep this up now, as this is my second endeavor of the likes.
This is a short and sweet post – more to come soon!