I was walking around the yard today and noticed these geranium blooms. I was shocked to see they were still alive since this past week brought freezing overnight temperatures. They were snuggled up against the house, which probably provided that little extra warmth that got them through the night.
For this painting, I experimented with the pigment-to-water ratio paying particular attention to the intensity of color when the paint was wet versus dry. Watercolor dries lighter, and I have heard some say if you think you have enough pigment when it's wet, add more. In conclusion, I strongly agree with that statement. More often than not, things dry much lighter than I thought they would. It was exciting to lay into the pigment and let it rip!