A couple of years ago or so, I was able to take a day or two to visit DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was utterly breathtaking, and I've never quite gotten them out of my head since. The past week I've been administering state standardized tests, and once those have been finished, we have a lot of down time. Instead of doing something useful like tidying up my classroom, I instead chose to paint.
Well, DUH. What did you THINK I would do?
Anyhoo, here's the first one I quickly splashed onto the paper:
But I felt vaguely unfulfilled. Several years ago I painted a little ditty for my BFF that was a park bench with autumnish leaves... just a very simple little painting, but I really liked the effect, so I took a similar tack with this one:
I'm seriously considering doing another "painting a day" marathon. I would like to purchase a secondhand kiln on Craigslist for some ceramic and glass work this summer...