Lately, all my paintings have been influenced by my trips to Maui. There is just so much color there. The flowers are so bright and beautiful. The water is a gorgeous blue and the dirt is a glorious red color.
The island is made from a volcano. That makes the scenery unique and very different from what I see at home in Seattle.
My husband and I are getting ready to leave for two months in Maui in October and November of this year. I am very excited about this trip.
For years we dreamed of being able to be retired and spend two to three months in Maui. Now, our dreams are coming true. I have to say that staying positive in thought and consciously claiming what I wanted in life have worked for me. I stayed an active participant in my life as I went along.
Of course, becoming ill was not in my plans. But, by staying positive and focused, I have been able to adapt to a chronic illness and still live my dreams.
This piece of art was done on the computer, using Painter 2015. I started this painting by splattering drops of watercolors on the canvas. I put down three layers of colors, red, blue and yellow. Then, I sat and looked at the drops and suddenly saw the flowers. I pulled them out with one of my watercolor brushes. It was a fun exercise that I did in a class on Japanese Inks. You can read more about that class here.
Have a great rest of the summer.