Floral Masquerade

Started during the Sketch Fest of January 2014, this little piece (3.5" x 5"/ 8.9 x 12.7 cm) did not get the first wash of color until February 6.

That's even slower than my usual pace even for me. XD  I've been so busy since the end of December with business-related work (revamping of the web site, getting ready for a challenge blog launch, all sorts of digital editing on images), I haven't really had a chance to do a whole lot of painting.  I really miss working on larger pieces purely for my own pleasure. ^^;

I finally got this one finished yesterday.  Lots of interruptions - not the way I'd like to work.  I sometimes miss the period in my life when I was single and didn't have family members to worry about and just paint all night if I wanted to.  The last thing I want to think about when I'm feeling "the flow" is what I'm going to cook for dinner. ^^;  But that's a luxury I don't have any more, and something I can get around with with a better time management and planning ahead.

The little original looks so much better than either the photo or the scan, but that's just mechanical limitations.  (I just feel human eyes are vastly superior when it comes to seeing and appreciating all the subtleties. I always complain about reds and greens. LOL)

Got the digital stamp version listed at the shop already.  I will be getting the prints ready for ACEO and a few sizes larger, too.  Still have a few things I have to get out of the way before I can tackle a larger fantasy piece to my heart's content. T_T  The sooner I get these things out of the way, the sooner I can get to what I really like to do. :D


  1. Gorgeous artwork! Very beautiful! hugs, Helena

  2. Bought your colouring book via Etsy. It's gorgeous!!

    1. I remember your order! Did it arrive safely to you?


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