We are ringing in 2018, and what better way than to celebrate the Pantone 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet?! I have big hopes and dreams for 2018, but so far, I have been taking care of sick kids and nursing myself back to health after a bad case of the flue attacked my household. However, the dreamy purples used in this painting let me forget all about my troubles, even if its just for a little bit. You will start to notice with color that there are usually two colors that need to be described in order to accurately explain a color, for example, either it’s a pink purple, or a blue purple, or a yellow pink and with this painting we fully explore PURPLE! We will mix a couple colors to get the spectrum of blue purple to pink purple. Remember with these florals to not second guess yourself too much, lay a few brushstrokes down and move on. If we nit-pick with the floral details too much, we will lose the lovely accidental textures that come along with watercolor. So whether the start of your New Year has been a dream (keep up with those resolutions!) or if the start of your New Year has been less then desirable, we can take a deep breath and paint this dreamy “bouquet” of purple, together!