Introducing a brand new digital stamp from Power Poppy today: Clover and Pansies. What a dream!
The whole time I was coloring this I had the old Lucky Charms cereal commercial stuck in my head -- pink hearts, orange stars, yellow moons, and green clovers. Now, there is none of that in this painting, other than the green clover. Nevertheless, I couldn't get it out of my head. I even Googled the commercials while I was looking up varieties of clover and pansies. I tell you, this craft can take you all over the place.
So... this is my watercolor results with Gansai Tambi paints:
And check out Marcella's graphic:
Wow! I always appreciate Marcella's release notes, too, because I wasn't sure about the littlest flowers. She states they're Forget-Me-Nots, and it seems so obvious now, but I honestly was stumped. Gosh, imagine all the beautiful ways you can color this!
"The third installment of our Café au Lait bowl bouquets overflows with spring favorites. Four-leaf Clovers and their pom-pom-like flowers, Pansies in a variety of sizes and patterns, and sprigs of Forget-Me-Nots make for a rich look. Color your clovers in shades of green for St. Patrick's Day, or go for the more unique dark purples and pinks with contrasting stripes. The symbolism of the botanicals in this bouquet convey good luck, love and remembrance."
There are two versions in the set -- no line and black line. I printed the no-line version with no fiddling around in Photoshop; just printed the way it comes. Sized to fit on a 5" square card with designer paper border. I added a strip of gold trim and some gold paint splatters to finish.
Up close you can see all the good stuff, plus all the imperfections. The nice thing about watercolor is that you can get by with a few imperfections. Call it "loose" and "artist's interpretation". I don't want to minimize the tender loving care that went into my painting, though. It took time and layering and touching up. Three different sit downs because we've been so busy lately and I didn't want to rush it. Watercolor makes me slow down and relax. I can feel the hush and calm wash over me.
Lastly, please do stop over to the Power Poppy Blog where Marcella has posted all about her new release. She'll link you up with the other Instant Gardeners who are sharing Clover and Pansies today. You won't want to miss a thing, trust me.
Hugs and love and happy day to all!