I love painting places in my everyday life, and this house is on my morning walk. The porch and winding walk always look so inviting to me, and their garden is gorgeous. It also is a daily happy blast back to my childhood, since they grow impatiens, which make me think of my grandmother, and a huge cloud of daisies that remind my of my awesome great-aunt. So I had to include this place in my personal landscape that I've been constructing through this series of watercolors.
9/21/2011 11:45:00 pm
I'm new to your work but I must say I really like your use of color. It's bold vibrant and energetic. The house looks like it maybe a mansion.
9/22/2011 01:09:10 am
Thanks, Benjamin! I'm having fun learning how to do color in watercolors after using pastels and oils for years. And I do feel like I'm part of the show around town when I'm sketching publicly on the sidewalks. Maybe we artists ought to start putting out tip jars....
9/22/2011 11:48:52 am
I must say I have thought about it.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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