I just returned from a 4 day long road trip to the Florida panhandle, specifically Panama City Beach. It was my first time traveling down there and the white sand beaches were definitely beautiful and inspiring. Parts of it were a little rough around the edges for this Connecticut Yankee, but all in all it was a good trip (minus the 15 pit-stops each way between there and Atlanta….ah, the joys of traveling with small children!).
In any case, I had finished several paintings before we embarked on that journey, but didn’t have the time to share with all of you! So, here is the first and one that I’m very fond of. I set it up with a wash of various layers and hues (blues, greys, etc) and then played around a little with rubbing alcohol delivered via squirt bottle which I enjoyed. I set up the poppy and was going to leave it solo, but decided that I needed another flower (this one a lily) in the foreground.