Big Bud Little Bud

Little Bud Big Bloom

by Melissa Lomax

Crayon and Watercolor

Inspiration: “Little Bud Big Bloom” was created during the early springtime season and was inspired by the fresh colors and new life just outside my art studio windows. I have an affinity for tiny little worlds and love the idea that something magical is happening in places that we often overlook. The miniature characters that inhabit these enchanted environments are known as “Little Buds” and have bloomed into a collection that I am currently developing! I use a watercolor-resist technique in creating this artwork. Drawing with wax oil pastel and crayons, then finishing with black watercolor washes—the final results are always a delightful surprise!


Featured in our May 2022 issue, "Bloom"