It is Valentine's Day this week, so I am taking the opportunity to send my love to you all. This is a cropped portion of a recent painting. I have tried lots of new techniques lately. On this painting, I have collaged in some of my fabric. I have never done much collage, but it is lots of fun. I also tried watercolor crayons for the first time. Did you know you could use them on top of acrylics? They make lovely washes. I have used watercolor pencils many times, but I always thought that the crayons wouldn't blend well enough with a wet brush, so I was happily surprised. I can't wait to use them more in depth.
My daughter was in my studio the other day looking at the supplies gathered on every surface and said, "You sure have a lot of paint!" I looked and thought how happy it makes me to be surrounded by so many beautiful colors every day. Is there anything nicer than art supplies?