I've been doing my painting on the kitchen table. This means two things:
1: no eating at the kitchen table (I don't consider this a problem because it also means: no cooking in the kitchen).
2: The light from the fixture above the table is great for eating and homework, but not so good for painting.
So I rescued my little ott light from the art table corner of the family room and set it up. Ahhh... much better.
I was having a little trouble getting the color right for the flower. The photo is more pink and the flower is more orange. Of course, I don't have to do either color (I could make it purple, if I was so inclined), but I like the color of the flowers.
They are pale peach during the winter when they grow inside; but in the extreme heat we are currently experiencing, they are a lovely shade of dark pinkish orange. So I brought in a flower and played around with the inks until I had a color I liked -- somewhere in between the photo and reality.
I think it is ready for the needle -- I have to suppress the urge to keep adding more paint because I can do so much more with thread.
And Rosie after her walk. In case if anyone was wondering if it is hot here...