While walking my little dog the other morning
I came across this beautiful bottle brush tree in the neighborhood.
I had to break a few of the flowers off and give a shot at painting them.
I came home, put them in a vase,
found some pretty green linen fabric to drape for the background...
and got out my brushes.
I love to use orange as my under wash,
as it looks so great when hints of it peek out in the
The green in the photo is much brighter than the original painting...
but still works.
I become much more aware of my surroundings when
I have painting on my mind...
everything starts to look like a painting!