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Wednesday Color Inspiration- Waterlily Colors

Yay! Made it to Wednesday (finally!) Yesterday I woke up and I was so confused as to why my  alarm was set for 5am on a Saturday. I turned off the alarm and laid back down. Then, I realized it wasn't Saturday-- It was Wednesday, wait, no, it was only Tuesday. Crap! I was so upset that yesterday was only Tuesday.... that kinda set the stage for the rest of the day...

BUT! Good news! Today is, in fact, Wednesday! The week is half over & I have a new Wednesday Color Inspiration to share (and attempt to paint!)


This one should be really fun to paint!

I'm almost finished with last weeks Color Inspiration painting. It's turning out pretty awesome! I even worked more on the Jellyfish painting. I couldn't hate it anymore, so I tried "fixing" it. Eh, it's okay. Better than before, but I still don't love it. Photos next week of my progress on my recent paintings!

Wednesday Color Inspiration- White Peony

I LOVE this week's Wednesday Color Inspiration!  This peony was photographed at the Chicago Botanic Garden a few years ago and it's one of my favorite shots. I love that the flower is opening up (why yes, Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite painters, thank you for noticing!)

I can't wait to try and paint this one this weekend!

If you love this photo as much as I do, I'm offering prints in my etsy shop. It's part of my new "Big Bloom" series where I feature large macro shots of  big, bright, and beautiful flowers and succulents. You should really check it out! I'm so in love with this new collection!!! 

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Wednesday Color Inspiration- Jellies


This shot was taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium when we were in California last September. What a fun aquarium. ENORMOUS!!! I just wish we had more time to explore it. We were parked on the street and only had an hour on the parking meter. The jellyfish section was my favorite, and this is one of my favorite shots (I love the orange and blue combo!)

I can't wait to try painting this photo!