Sketching with a watercolor brush

After being under the weather for several weeks, I am happy to say I have a clean bill of health and am ready to get back into the groove of things. When I woke up yesterday I could hear the autumn rain. The first thing I did was make a cup of coffee. The second thing I did was go into my studio, my private space. A feeling of pure delight washed over me. I took out my watercolor paints and a piece of watercolor paper and thought of something that inspires me. Obviously, the first thing that came to mind was pumpkins and sunflowers.

Autumn Watercolor Pumpkin | © Cheri Cotttrell 2015

No sketching with a pencil that morning—just a brush and some paint. With a little effort, mistakes become flowers or a vine, as splashes of paint flowed from the brush in beautiful, warm autumn colors.

Happy Autumn Day!

Warmly ,

Cheri