John Singer Sargent is a hero of mine, especially for his watercolor paintings. I have a book of them that I have looked at a hundred times and I never grow tired of it.
As I (quickly) painted this scene in my yard today, I was reminded of his work. The loose strokes, the high contrast, the reserved whites. It was such a joy to observe the process. I am grateful.
Did you spot the white butterfly? It was fluttering around showing me a much-needed lightness of being. I just read that white butterflies can be an omen to keep faith while experiencing transitions. I hear that!
"White Butterfly with Annabelle Hydrangea" is 7 x 5 inches.