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Friday, August 26, 2011

Watercolor Hibiscus Flower

My watercolor hibiscus painting is nearly finished. Normally everything I paint has to have eyes. I love painting people so much. So I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed painting this. . . Though I am trying to bring it to life. If you look close you can see a little bud just starting to peek out in the corner. My big flower is trying to offer encouragement to the little bud! My paintings always have to tell some kind of story. It is such a blessing to be able to create and love every second of doing it!

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Flamingo Watercolor by Kathy Michels

I am so glad to being back on my painting schedule. This summer has been crazy. We moved in June. I got a bad sprain in July which sent me to the emergency room and in a split for a few weeks. It is still putting up a fight. Then to make matters worse I had an anaphylactic reaction to food

two days later. After giving myself a shot it was back to the er and on iv's for four hours. Not much fun when you are trying to unpack. Needless to say it's so nice to get away from everything and back to painting. This is a flamingo that I photographed in Florida. They are so fun to watch when they play in shallow water.

Creepy Crawler Watercolor

Oh this little bug was so ugly he was cute. Since I paint photo

realism he did look like this and he did look like he was smiling - such a happy little bug.