Time REALLY does fly... and very fast. Twenty years ago when this was painted, our two sons were in high school, and we still lived in our hometown. We'd probably completed a couple of months of watercolor classes when I painted this holly twig during our Wednesday night class.

Suzanne Mayes Wentzell was my first watercolor teacher, but I think Shirley Quakenbush was the teacher during this class when she taught us how to glaze using flowers as an example.

Hope your holidays are full of love and joy.

"SPRIG" Transparent Watercolor on CP Crescent Watercolor Board 12 x 12" COLLECTED


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Oh this older watercolour with the glazes really puts my garland and winter ivy posts to shame. You could have a career as a botanical artist as well as everything else you do.... Beautiful shapes, colours and overall composition.

Deborah Lambson said...

It's lovely Sandy..I just wanted to pop on and say thank you for the link. Your work makes me want to dig my watercolors out of their packing box and play again. I never tried yupo paper, tho I do remember wanting to..so much to do and so little time, what a true statement that is! :-) Happiest of holidays to you!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Your holiday 'card' was so lovely, so fluid in its lines. YOU MAKE BEAUTIFUL ART! ya better quit beating yourself up and go have an wonderful holiday celebration!

Dawn said...

perfect Sandy! I hope your holidays are the best!

BJ said...

Wow! This is lovely.