One of the most inspiring places in my life is Rachel’s homestead, The Birch Path. She’s a city girl turned Country, chickens and all. This week her brood started laying blue eggs! The kids all fought over who got to hold the latest treasure and I had several cups of tea in my old pink tweed chair. I could paint a hundred little scenes inspired by her world. And I think I will!
I painted these two with Gouache. Kill me, a new medium is HARD! I had a picture in my head of how I wanted the paint to flow and that stuff just stayed gloopy and muddy. It wouldn’t blend and bleed and flow the way I love watercolor to do. BUT I am learning. And the curve is steep. For all the hours of perseverance I can sense the magic seeping up through the page. I’m close!