Monday, April 26, 2010

Someplace Warm...


A return to cool and rainy weather has me thinking of "Someplace Warm".

The mail brought a few new art supplies so I tested the new brushes on this little painting.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

pink POPPY

pink POPPY
I retreated inside today after a brief attempt to paint "en plein air" left me chilled to the bone.
Yearning to be someplace warm, I painted this little poppy. It's based on a photo shared by a wonderful artist in Watercolors Wet N Wild.

Thank You Barbara Ann!













Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunshiny Face

Sunshiny Face

Just a pale yellow and white viola (jump up) looking great in bunches in some pots on the deck. Today was really SUNday and it was warm and wonderful!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Faces, Happy Little Faces

Happy Face
After several days of planting Pansies and Violas (jump ups) I decided I really like their happy little faces.
Here's one of the many different faces I enjoy.

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's a test...



Hydrangea
I've always loved lilacs and hydrangeas. I think because they are a cluster of flowers. It also helps that they come in blues/purples.
It's been so long since I used big brushes, I had to complete a test. This painting is a quarter sheet of watercolor paper and my favorite (anything blue).
Now I'm off to work on something a little bit larger.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What did you do today?


Wildberries

I had a craving for blackberries, raspberries and marionberries.

So I took steps...













































I still want a bowl of blackberries, raspberries and marionberries.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Few More...

south pacific

Looking for a tropical island paradise? Here's a lagoon, some volcanic mountains and a little grass shack on the water. Island retreat on a little piece of paper :D







Monkey
These flowers grow in the meadows of the Cascades. This little pink version reminds me of my little monkey.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Things Along the Way


Lily White
I've been having such a difficult time finishing projects I decided to do a few small works while the large projects are in progress.









Little Villa 1

At least I get a sense of accomplishment from finishing little paintings.












Royal Purple

It helps to stave off the urge to hurry the large work and create a mess by not waiting for the paint to dry.












Little Villa 2


Plus I don't fall into the trap of working on the same thing for so long I get bored with it before it's finished.