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Along with taking live classes, cooking and being in the middle of a major house remodel, I signed up for a five week online painting class with Carla Sonheim called Flower Crazy. I think the crazy would apply to me more than the flowers.

Here are a few results from the first two weeks.

field of flowers with gesso

My field of flowers was done with water colors, topped with gesso for textures and detailed with some pencil lines.

Carla also had us looking at and sketching antique buttons, gears and underwater marine life. It provides a great resource for incorporating shapes into the work.

Shell flowers on gessoGear flower on gesso

These two painting were done with textures gesso on watercolor paper. The gesso was overpainted with a couple of layers of watercolor. The flower was painted and detailed with pencil and gesso.