I’m such a cheater.
But I feel pretty good about it.
I saw this little flower in a field and loved it’s shape and beauty. Took the shot and started to wonder it if would be possible to paint it on canvas. But what do you do when you want to paint something but have no drawing ability? You tap into your other strengths and figure out a way to cheat.
First, I loaded the picture onto my tablet. Then, taped tracing paper to the tablet and traced the flower with a marker. I did it this way because I’m really not skilled at drawing with a mouse.
Then, I photocopied the image onto a transparency and made a projector using my cell phone flashlight, glass door and canvas. It reminds me of the old overhead projectors my teachers used in class. This is best done in dim light.
After painting my gray background, I traced the image of the flower onto the canvas and filled it in. I could only be happier if I actually knew how to properly paint, but I haven’t figured out how to fake that yet!
This weed is apparently called a Smallflower Dessert-Chickory or Texas Dandelion. So purty.