“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
(My first painted poinsettia - Sakura Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box on 6" x 9" 140lb. watercolour Bee paper).
Friends came over for drinks on Friday night and brought me a huge potted poinsettia.
The poinsettia adds a pop of colour to my home at this rather dark time of the year; unfortunately, I have never been very good at keeping such a finicky plant alive much past the holiday season.
It already had a sad, droopy look yesterday when I examined it more closely before sketching the poinsettia on paper.
This painted poinsettia is softer looking and I like that. It reminds me of the atmosphere created in a room where the lights are dimmed and only the Christmas tree lights create a joyful mood in the room.
With my painted version of one of the bracts, I have a keepsake of this very thoughtful gift. I am very happy with my watercolour painting, and I don’t often say that.
And my poinsettia is looking much better this morning after having had a good drink of water.