I am so pleased with myself! I actually managed to create a new painting for the weekly challenge at Inspiration Avenue. I've been so crazy busy lately with trying to get new paintings done for the gallery opening and all the baking and jam making for the market, that it's been a looong time since I had anything to offer! This actually started out very differently than it is now. It was basically a painting of a woman holding a cup of coffee, but something about her face kept reminding me of Matisse's "Madame Matisse" so I decided to add some colors similar to his painting, and then I decided that I needed some vermillion Hibiscus around her to balance the colors and voila! Here she is, in my head, I'm calling her "Mocha Mama" but the official title is "Coffee in the Garden" which I think is a really boring title- anyone have any suggestions?
Be sure to stop by Inspiration Avenue to check out all the submissions on Sunday after 12:00 or even better go submit your own entry for "Coffee" and be eligible for a prize!