Hello, gorgeous

I've been keeping this one a secret!  

I was dually inspired this month to try something new.  First, I've been drooling over watercolors by artists like PVE, Inslee, Taylor, and others, and wanted to give it a go.  Second, I had the most amazing time taking part in my friend Lisa's October wedding.  She's a beautiful person on the inside and out, always considering the world with eyes wide open and a radiant smile.  She consistently challenges me and expands my perspective.

I took a sneaky iPhone pic while she was waiting for guests to arrive at the reception site, and the light fell beautifully on her dress.  I used that shot as my inspiration to experiment with watercolor portraits.

Here she is!


One funny thing that happened during framing...

I put the mat up on the window, so I could see through it and align the painting and tape it to the back of the mat.  The sun was setting just so, so that the painting glowed in reverse.  I tried to take some photos because I just liked how it looked.  The one below is silly.  :)

Here she goes, nice and framed, getting all packed up for delivery!  So long for now, dear friend!  You are lovely!