My Mother's Toys

"My Mother's Toys"
15" x 22"
Watercolor on paper
While I'm away, I'll share a few more of my earlier watercolors with you.  I painted this one in Florida in my mother's studio.  I taught her to paint with watercolors and she let me paint her pretty "toys."  She collected Bennington parian porcelain and several other brands of bisque porcelain. 

The challenge with painting watercolor in her studio was that I did it in the summer and she had no air conditioning.  A wash of color sometimes didn't dry for hours, what with the humidity.  I developed patience -- preparation for painting in oils.