Years ago we visited Albuquerque, New Mexico and ended up in a pawn shop down
in a sketchy part of town. The clerk was very interesting and most accommodating and ended up
showing us a room full of unbelievably gorgeous turquoise Native American jewelry
that had been pawned. It was the most amazing array of jewelry I have ever seen, from
floor to ceiling, wall to wall.
So when I was painting this, the pawn shop was on my mind. I wanted to add silver,
but just couldn't figure out how so here they are, three turquoise rocks.
I am taking part in an abstract art class, Painting Without Brushes.
I can tell I am trying and thinking hard because when I get home,
I am exhausted and am usually in bed by 8:30.
But thinking and trying sometimes doesn't get it.
I brought my piece home and 48 hours later, covered it with a thin film of white paint
and started over. It is tough using your fingers (encased in ill fitting gloves).
So this morning, I tried again. The thought was "bloom"
It has been terribly dry in Florida this spring. Finally last night we had a good rain and when I went out on the lanai (to paint) this is what greeted me. This is a cattleya orchid.