Thursday, February 17, 2011

Black Eyed Susan Duet

"Black Eyed Susan Duet"
4" x 5" Original Watercolor
2011© Gretchen Bjornson

Today I chose to go simple with my painting.  My oldest has a 4 day weekend so we're spending it in Cincinnati.  I had packing to do today for myself, two boys, and a dog.  I'm leaving the husband at home to spend time in his garage.  I'm looking forward to a break from the routine.

Now don't worry, I've prepared for being gone this weekend.  No excuses from me not to turn out paintings the next four days.  I had taken this trip into account upon accepting the challenge and knew I had to do something different. 

The next 4 flowers will be part of a series.  I had to "cheat" a bit as I realized I wouldn't want to drag my painting supplies along, so I've been working on these four pieces daily for the last two weeks.

I will post one for each day and if all goes well (I'll be using my Mom's computer) I will post the series as a whole on Monday.  You won't want to miss a day!  I hope you all have a great weekend!   


  1. Can't wait to see them all, I especially love this one, I love Black Eyed Susans, so summery and happy

  2. What a devoted blogger!!! Have a good break!

  3. Something simple - simply beautiful!
    Have a great trip xx

  4. Lovely, Gretchen....the black-eyes Susan is one of my faves.

  5. Have a great time in Cincinnati Gretchen. Look forward to seeing the paintings prepared.
    Love your Black Eyed Susan .

    Have fun.

  6. Your flowers are always lovely - something I find difficult to do without looking too labored.

  7. Thank you ladies! Black eyed susans are such a reliable flower and add such a contrast of color to the garden. I love them too.

    Thanks for all your kind comments.



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