Thistles, Butterflies, and Cats...photography and watercolor
I've been out driving around looking for thistle...as you can tell from above, I hit the motherload. I think I've got enough images now to do a series this winter.
This is a watercolor cat I did from a friend's photo. I don't work from photos every often and never from somebody else work. If I know I'm going to paint from a photo, typically I do a quick sketch and then take the photo myself. Anyway, it was a good learning experience for me.