Dahlias are my weakness. For about a year straight I almost exclusively painted bouquets of them taken from my yard. So of course if I were to try anything new it would begin with my old standby.
Today I decided to experiment with my Photoshop CS5 and am pretty happy with the results, though I kinda feel like a cheater. What would have taken me hours to create is now a pseudo oil painting in less than an hour. CS5's new blending brush is a lot of fun but my back aches from tensely hovering over the desk. Not at all like the relaxed almost zen feeling I get when painting...in real life.
I am not averse to the improvement of technology but let's save these projects for rainy cold days. When the sun is out you'll find me in the yard...which is where I am off to now.