I'm steadily moving along on the cherry blossoms painting and not pulling my hair out yet! Little by little, I can see it taking shape. I guess I'm pleased with the way it's coming along so far since I haven't ditched it by now.
I like the shadows on the flower petals and trying very hard to keep the bright sun light showing. I hope it will convey that feeling of calm and well being that my friend is looking for.
The paints I'm using are lovely. After a discussing with another artist, I stayed with the MaimieriBlu watercolor paints and I'm not one bit sorry. They're velvety and smooth. The creaminess of the paints as I apply them to the paper helps keep my motivation up. The colors are very strong and it doesn't take alot to have a good punch. A touch of the brush to the paint goes a long way.