Valentine bouquet

When I was in art school I used to work part time in a flower shop. The tiny shop was in a big hotel owned by a friend, I used to work on Fridays. Most of the customers were guests from the hotel and people work nearby. During the year we were not super busy but Valentine was anther story.

We had so much orders for Valentine my friend would got her family and friends to help out. We had so much flowers with no room to keep them, she had to book a hotel room to keep some of the arrangements and also for us to rest during our long working hours.

it was working at that little flower shop how my interest of plants and flowers started. During the slow time of the day I would read books on plants care and adding more more and indoor plants for my apartment

Every February I would think of the time I worked at that flower shop how we prepare for the Valentine week and all those beautiful bouquets we carefully packed for the cold winter.

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Valentine bouquet, watercolor 14"x12"

Valentine bouquet, watercolor 14″x12″

 

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“On the watch”, watercolor painting

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I finally finished this painting “on the watch” a week ago but somehow forgotten to post it here. I posted it on my facebook page and got many likes and comments, one even suggested to make into a puzzles!

here is the finished version, watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 14″x12″

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Christmas painting with color of the year 2017

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A painting a day #26 ” tulip with green’

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A painting a day #16 “spring iris”

 

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When I first start the daily painting, I kept it small and most of the paintings are around 10″x8″. Somehow I getting away from that size. today’s painting is lot larger, 12’x16″ but still managed to finished today.

watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 12’x16″

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A painting a day #14 “Radiance”

 

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It been one of those nasty Autumn day, dark , cold, rain with strong wind even threat of snow. I stayed home all day and in order to bright up my day, I worked on this painting, “Radiance” on 140 lb cold press Fabriano paper, 10″x8″

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radiance

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