Well, folks, this is my FIFTH cardinal watercolor this month but only the first I’m posting. The others are lovingly resting in the “no” pile. One of my favorite birds has turned my art nemesis, but in today’s painting I breathed a little “finally.” And it’s not because this guy is perfect. He’s actually looser, and less “perfect” than the others– much closer to what I’m after. When I stopped trying so hard, this little one decided to visit. He wasn’t interested in spending time with someone so tense, someone who was assigning too much importance to him, and so he waited for the calmer, more accepting version of me. And I’m glad he did.

All the watercolors this month will be available on my site early February. Subscribers to my mailing list will have the first look at the new release. You can subscribe here

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