"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
~Alexander Graham Bell
©Orchids, Watercolor in progress, March 1, 2012
By Laura Leeder
I woke up this morning to 5-6" of fresh snow. As I type this, the snow is coming down in big beautiful flakes and doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon. It makes me think back a few years ago to working and living in Edmonton, AB.
I am grateful that I don't have to get outside and shovel the driveway before getting into my car and heading off to work. Trudging along in bumper to bumper traffic, worrying about the icy roads, poor visibility, the driver ahead and the driver behind me.
Today, I can enjoy it's beauty, fill my cup with fresh coffee and head down to the studio, select some music and sit down to paint.
As I don't have a new photograph of the tulips in progress, I thought I'd share this orchid piece that I am working on. This is in preparation for a commission that I have accepted. This is my first attempt at painting orchids, so I am treating this piece as a warm up exercise.
Have a great day,