Sunday, February 28, 2010

It is Raining Flowers!

22x15 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper, Daniel Smith paints finished yesterday. We are so starving for some garden color!!! Flowers reign in floral rain!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Flower Child "Garden Gal" reworked watercolor demo

AFTER version, 22x15 watercolor on top of the painting below. This was my second demo Saturday at the studio workshop.

BEFORE version 15x22 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb paper of pots of daisies. Realizing this one just didn't work no matter how fancy the frame, decided to draw a female figure and turn it vertically.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yesterday's Demo "Fourth of July Rose"

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper, Daniel Smith, DaVinci paints, a quickie demo to warm up yesterday prior to doing the reworked watercolor of garden pots.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Zesty Zebra - Reworked Oil Painting

I've been working on this fellow for a week off and on after sketching him directly on top of another oil. It measures 42x32 inches. Previous work was a turban clad man holding a sword or dagger, most mean appearing and one of those mass-produced items from old Mexico. If anyone wants to see what it was before leave me a comment or two and I'll post him.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wishing for Spring!

First Day of Spring 22x15 inches, watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, painted last spring. It cheered me up seeing it again so hope it will for you, too. Love those daffies!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Appearently Pears!

20x26 inches, watercolor on Yupo synthetic paper, completed yesterday. Apparently, I am not yet tired of painting pears!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Good Hare Day (Or "I Am SO Ready for Spring!!")

15x22 watercolor on Winsor Newton 140 lb cold press paper, Daniel Smith paints, done wet into wet in about 2.5 hours. I combined daffodils, grass, and 3 bunnies that form a triangle leading the viewer's eye in and around the rabbits.

Friday, February 5, 2010


12x18 inches watercolor, drawn this afternoon and painted tonight. This is Jeanette's kitty named Tripod as he only has three legs, bless him, and this is from her photo of him bathing.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lipsticks of the Garden

TULIPS - The Lipsticks of the Garden, just as the flowers and plants catalog suggested. I was in the mood to do vivid blooms as we are to have cloudy rainy weather today till the weekend. Drawn with colored pencil, I sketched the design after work and painted all in about 2.5 hours. Size is 10 x 13.25 inches, support is matboard with tissue and text collage using matte medium, and Daniel Smith, DaVinci, and American Journey watercolors.