Today's painting is a portrait of a Yellow Coneflower. I found this flower in the Lurie Gardens in Chicago. I could have spent the whole day in the gardens taking pictures and sketching but the rest of my family wouldn't have enjoyed it! This painting was started with a watercolor underpainting with additional watercolor splashes applied on top of the pastel. This is a fun technique to play with. I have a busy weekend planned. I am attending a framing workshop by Marsha Savage and working on my big marsh commission....and we are trying to redo our den which is turning into a more complicated project than I had planned!