Hello, I hope everyone is having a good day. This is my second time doing this sunflowers because my first one I was listening to Lord of the Rings Audiobook while painting, and I do not like voice over, I felt like I am guessing myself. So since I really love painting, I don’t mind doing another one. As I know you guys really like this painting. I have a sunflowers watercolor that I used to sell in my etsy shop as cards, now it is watercolor bigger prints, I will upload a pic of that after I typed up this post. That one sunflowers card was a favorite for many people for a long time, and a lot of people saved and try on Pinterest too. That gave me an idea that people like to paint sunflowers. So I decided it’s time to get this video redo and upload so if you guys like it, you can actually paint along. In this I used light yellow, medium yellow, quin burnt orange and burnt umber for the darker part of the petals. And the center of the flowers I used payne’s gray, blue purple and burnt umber, you will hear my explanations for that in the video. It was fun, background was fun to paint too. I hope you can try it. It is sunflowers fall seasons now outside, we have lots of wild sunflowers and big head ones to look at, this year probably because of the lack of moistures they are very prolific, beautiful and saturated. My son in law used to go on a run and pick some for my daughter.
I recently saw an almost abstract sunflower painting, it uses most of the color that we used here, I am dying to try it out, so it will be on my list of painting, I really think you guys will probably like it too. So here is a not so tentative list I have floating in my head for what more to come. Pine cones, Poinsettias, Christmas Bear(or a bear with wintry scene), sheep wintry scene, bur first maybe tomorrow I will do a fall wren video. Hope I can do most of these, on top of painting my sister’s beloved cat for Christmas cards for her, she loves that each year. Oh and I have commission too let’s not forget that.
I hope everyone is having a very nice fall. School started for college students already. My son in law and daughter are back into their own apartment closer to school. College is hard for everyone, but they are working hard for their future and I am very proud of them. In my humble opinion, I think college is harder than real world or life’s demands, but it’s a good training for kids to push themselves to work very hard. Having said that, it’s very hard to watch my children struggle, wish I could do it for them. However I had my own four years many years ago, I graduated with a business degree in finance. Which is much easier than my daughter’s applied Math and my son’s Computer Science. I am not as bright as they are, but I am glad I did it and had a degree. Now I am very blessed to be able to do art fun. Trying hard and overcoming challenge is still the same. It is true that things in life that are worthwhile require us to work at it, develop our endurance and work ethics and hopefully we can look back and see that we have improved. Journey is fun but not always right? But I think we must push along. One of the thing that helps my daughter to overcome some of her anxiousness in school is doing her blog, her food blog. She needs to feed her husband so she likes to try new things. She does a lot of Asian food, and a lot of baking. I will enclosed her recent cinnamon rolls. We have this sweet roll recipe that is also salty, she used that for the cinnamon rolls and I am so glad it turned out. Her husband loves them, and now I think my brother who also has a very sweet tooth is trying to learn it. Thanks to her blog, because my two brother lives in LA county and we haven’t seen them for a while. It’s hard to travel down there two days drive and flying is tricky nowadays. Ok, well her blog is doing well and has a lot of yummy food in there, since we figured out this video filming thing, which is not an easy task to navigate, we like to do video. Most of her recipes has video or at least time lapse instructions, I hope you guys go try some of her food too. She is allergic to dairy so her food is dairy free. Here is her blogs link
www.laksagoodstuff.com her instagram is laksagoodstuff also.
Thank you for letting me talk so much, I love all of you and hope you are doing well and keep your brushes wet. Please leave comments or suggestions and i will see what I can do. love, Kathy
Pics below for cinnamon rolls and my original watercolor sunflowers I painted many years ago.