When I start my process to make a new painting I use watercolor to paint the background. I then go into the background with a flower that I have taken a photograph of for reference.
I add skies, mountains and flowers to my landscapes with a lightly drawn sketch using watercolor. I start to break the objects into geometric or organics shapes. The flower that I have chosen will be the focus of the painting. My signature is my white ink that I add to all of my paintings to highlight the many shapes added to the skies, mountains and flower.
Leslie Waugh Dallam is an artist who often explores mixed media in her artwork. She currently is studying watercolor and the movement that can be created with it. Leslie was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a young child, she started her life in rural Oklahoma running around barefoot with her twin sister and their pet crow. Leslie received her BA in Studio Art and her M.Ed. at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She has lived most of her life in Oklahoma and derives ideas for her artwork from her childhood memories and experiences from her adulthood. Leslie uses simple geometric and organic shapes with splashes of color and texture in landscape scenes.