Carrying my House Just in Case it Rains

Artist: Lela Stankovic
Medium: watercolor
Size: 5" x 7"

My story

It was a gloomy, rainy morning. The whole nature was immersed into a layer of grayness and cold breeze with occasional random water drops falling down as if they are carefully choosing on which leaf or flower to fall. I was outside, enjoying a walk, surrounded by wild flowers, when one of them attracted my attention. The field was full of deep ultramarine blue flowers, and among them there was one small pink flower. It was calling me, and I picked it.

Then a few steps later I saw a small snail on the road, passed it, and then came back to it. Wait, I told myself, there is a nice composition here I could make, to celebrate this very moment and small things in life that make us happy. And here it is. A painting celebrating small things in life … a snail in no hurry to get anywhere, surrounded by water drops, and a wild flower as an umbrella.

My process

This is line and wash painting. Line is waterproof ink, and wash is light watercolor wash. It is fast and extremely suitable for illustrations, outdoors sketching, and travel journaling.

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  1. Wonderful, I like the solution!

  2. I like the process and especially how it can pinpoint the smaller items like the flower petals and the rain drops. Lovely painting and story.

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