These flowers were originally painted in watercolor last year while attempting to teach an unruly bunch of high schoolers. It wasn't a good day, and after I got the students steered in the right direction, I decided to de-stress a little with some student-grade Prang watercolor paints and paint me something pretty and frivolous. For some reason, the execution was effortless to me. It was as if something greater than me was guiding my hand. Flowers and leaves just appeared on the page. This became the foundation of my first "collection" of watercolor floral repeat patterns called "Southern Belles". The color and placement of the motifs were tweaked a little in this version, but I fell for this, too...maybe even a little more. I'm simply calling her, "Belle". Below is the original collection.
Updated: Sep 22, 2018