Bee Balm, Monarda, is currently blooming in our yard. I saved this purple, low growing variety from Lowe’s clearance rack a couple of years ago.
It smells wonderful and is a fun subject to sketch and watercolor.
Happy with this watercolor study.
Decided to make more complex…
Why didn’t somebody tell me about the bloom that is almost dead center?
Today’s life lesson has reminded me of something I either read or heard in a workshop some years ago. The instructor told us,
Unless we consciously and deliberately choose not to put a subject/focal point in the center of our composition, we will.
First thing this artist did was put a small “x” in the center of her paper as a reminder.
I think I’ll begin doing the same 😉
It’s not what we know. It’s what we do.