Since finding out that I will be the featured artist at the Bastrop Art Walk on September 7th in a shop called High Cotton, I decided that I would explore painting a cotton boll. I planned my painting and did a quick one on a 4x4 tile. It turned out quite nicely, so I am now sketching it out on a 12x12 canvas.
I am a very slow, methodical and meticulous painter. Many of my paintings take two to three months to finish--mainly because I paint in many layers, one thin coat of paint after another until I get the look I want. My favorite things to paint are individual flowers. Here are some examples: