For Natalia, who needs a present for a little girl. Watercolor, gouache and color pencils. In short, my favourite set of tools.
This spring’s been so cold that trees are 3 weeks late to bloom, and farmers already have started to fight for financial compensation from government. Even though their “lost harvest” doesn’t exist yet. Reasonable people. Everybody knows government is slow. But now it happened, at last. Trees are blooming.
This is Liquitex watercolor (crimson, emerald green, yellow) and white gouache on tinted watercolor paper. Yes, I have found tinted watercolor paper lately! It can be bought in several shades; blue, gray, yellow… This one is yellow. The well-lit upper surface of the flower in top left corner, this is true color of the paper. No paint here.
Spring, the new beginning! This is a little picture inspired by Sharpened Edge May’s challenge: “Why I love Spring”. The little twist here is that my Spring is not a young beautiful girl. Spring comes every year as long as the planet is revolving around the sun, so why should she be so very young! I think a nice Grandma is more likely.