I love my new style and the work that I am creating, but here is the thing that I find interesting. I posted this picture of "Mama's Violets" online and the number of comments was staggering. So many people not only "liked" this painting, but were glad that I had returned to water colours.
People are not shy about what they think I should paint and what colours I should paint with. We all have different taste and likes or dislikes. But, as an artist, I need to create what I want to create. I chose the colours that speak to me. I need to paint what pleases me. Perhaps this sounds selfish, but I must be true to myself and listen to my muse. So , while appreciate all the love this painting received, this is a journey for me. I have not discounted water colours and will likely return to them down the road. But for now acrylics are my happy place.