It's funny how being hunkered down in my studio during wintery weather leads me to dreaming of fun in the sun. Last week I gave the watercolours a workout creating little miniature's on the theme of beach huts. (I love 'dem little cutie-pies!) It was a fun change up from big florals and bike path paintings and helped get me dreaming of holidays and carefree days during the process.
It's a diversion switching mediums. Oil painting has allowed me a 'painterly freedom' that I was missing when I used to paint exclusively in watercolours. That freedom stayed with me while painting these.