This is the first day of the
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE
by California artist, Leslie Saeta.
I'm starting out with paintings of my garden flowers - that should keep me busy for at least a week! This is a "Golden Yellow Supreme" zinnia - they grow 3-5 feet tall and bloom until the first frost! Perfect and long-lasting in bouquets, zinnias are one of my favorite flowers.
6 x 6 inch watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord
See at: http://www.gillyflowercottage.etsy.com
The first painting of the challenge is done on Aquabord by Ampersand. This is a new product for me and quite different than painting on watercolor paper.
(Some details about Aquabord: "Museum Series Aquabord™ is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like a fine paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolor papers can never match. Archival, eco-friendly and made in the USA.")
Thanks for looking!