Black Sweet Peas

Ever since I lived in Blacksburg, Virginia, when my
husband was going to Architecture school, I have been
fascinated by black sweet pea flowers. They grew wild
around the house where we were living, or perhaps,
someone had planted them there. I did several monotypes
of them in oils, all of which I loved, but unfotunately, I no
longer have my favorite one.

This painting is gouache and watercolor, yet again. I'm happy
with it, although I don't feel the same sense of mastery that
I do over oils. I haven't had the years of practice yet. I'll
just keep plugging along. The color in the picture is actually
a bit more red, and while I tried to correct it, it still doesn't
come across totally as it really is. No problem. It still looks
like some black sweet peas, and that was my objective for
the day.
I just love this medium!

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