Friday, January 30, 2009
I know it isn't far off, the bulbs in my yard have popped up a little bit of green...can flowers be far behind?
As I think of the crocus, hyacinth, narcissus and tulip starts I remember the vivid coral hibiscus that grew in Florida. I may not miss the hot humid weather but the flowers were just gorgeous. This one is on a 5x7 watercolor greeting card, ready to mail.
Friday, January 23, 2009
...long before I got to this point.
I am disappointed that the background has washed out all the colors in the white flowers.
But, I am still learning, isn't that great?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Gradually growing into larger work, this one is 12 x 16 in progress and will be matted at 11 x 15 give or take. Need to decide on a background and I'm not sure how dark I want to go. I like a mid value background so I can play with a cast shadow but a deep color would surely make the white orchids pop!
If you have an opinion, comment and share it. I'd love to hear your ideas.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
In a month or less, the crocus should be up. Not long after that, narcissus and daffodils followed closely by these wonderful lily tulips. They even last a long time when cut and placed in a vase.
This watercolor painting is 7 x 10 and would be lovely matted and framed to 11 x 14 or even larger.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
it was just black and white.
Most snapshots were black and white, too.
This 4x6 portrait is based on a snap taken as I finished bawling.
Near as I can figure, I wasn't allowed to play in this get up and that upset me - obviously.
I preferred dungarees. Remember that word?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I love rusty old hinges and padlocks and tools.
I'm drawn to old weathered buildings.
So why not give in and Just Paint It?
...on paper, with watercolors...
Retro Kitchen Tools
I'm pleased with the results so far.
All these are spoken for but I'm planning more.
for new additions.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Batik and more...
Monday, January 5, 2009
It snowed here again. I am focused on all things non-winter. Today I hauled out the shell collection and made sure I had photos of them all. I actually got a little sand on my drafting table. It was quite nice.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
It's no secret I like painting stuff that's older than me.
It reminds me just how far we've come in a short while. Now the apple is new and will soon have a little caramel on it and then it will be gone. Just like that...POOF! So I thought it might be nice to do a little portrait of "pink lady" before she was no more.
Gotta go the caramel is ready!