by Katrina Pete
9×12 inch watercolor on cotton rag paper
I painted this in early April, when every other day seemed to be filled with rain. It’s that in-between season where the promise of spring grows heavy like an overfilled water balloon about to burst. Against a gray sky and a brittle brown earth, little emerald-green nubs of hostas and tulips emerge, as a prelude to the waterfall of color that will soon flood the sleeping landscape.
So, I painted a colorful girl walking in the rain, wearing red boots and holding an umbrella. She is super excited for spring!