Sunflowers, 6 x 8.5 inches, watercolor and ink
OK, so I'm cheating a little bit. This isn't "new" art. But the prompt today at Inspire Me Thursday is "watercolor," and this piece, which I had forgotten about and recently rediscovered, just happened to be propped up on my desk. I had planned on further developing my watercolor skills after I had completed a class a few years ago, but lots of things got in the way and it just never happened.
Now that I'm rediscovering my creative self, I've been digging through all my stuff, and a few surprises have been waiting for me, in the form of materials, completed art, and some sketches that I'd now like to further develop. The little painting pictured here was among those surprises. It isn't quite what you're used to seeing from me (in terms of both style and size), so that's why I'm posting it, and I wanted to show you that I don't always work with colored pencils! It made me feel happy as well, and isn't that what it's all about anyway? Actually, this piece motivated me to take out my nice, new, clean John Pike watercolor palette, and to think about how I want to lay out my paints (although I haven't opened any of the tubes yet!). So I promise, I really will post a new watercolor soon.