Thursday, September 03, 2015

Trying a Different Style




I took some classes on Craftsy and have been trying some different styles.  These are all done on tan suede mat board with colored pencils.  The mat board came from a framer and they were leftover pieces.  I really like the way these turned out and I have really enjoyed trying what I learned on the classes.  It has also been fun to get back to using only colored pencils. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Dove in the Dead Tree



I have an apricot tree that has died.  I decided to leave it in my yard so that the birds could use it.  And I could photograph them.  Well it fell over.  Now it is just a dead tree.

Before the tree fell, I was able to get a few photos of some Dove perched in the branches.  Here is one that I decided to draw in graphite.  It's in my Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.  5x8 inches or 10 by 16 inches for a double page.  This one took just over a page.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Scavenger Hunt Items



Some of my plants I painted for the Scavenger Hunt on Wetcanvas.  Two varieties of Prayer Plant, a piece of my Creeping Charley, and one of my African Violets.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Joan in California



My friend Joan Tavolott was in California for a family wedding.  I think she went out every day with her sisters to paint.  One of the posted a photo of Joan sitting on a curb painting.  After I saw it, I just had to paint it.  It is in my Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.  In Watercolors. 

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Virtual Paintout for July



Since the URLs aren't working for the paintings I am doing for the Virtual Paintout, I will be posting them here and my Facebook.  The rule for the Virtual Paintout says I have to include the URL.  I even tried to open the long URL and that didn't work either.  Drat.

So here are two more paintings for The Virtual Paintout for July which is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  Watercolor, colored pencil, and pen in my Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Mailboxes in Santa Fe



For the Virtual Paintout.  I found these mailboxes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  Something about a bunch of mailboxes all in a row just draws me in.  These are done in watercolor, colored pencils, and pen.  5x14 inches.  Full double page in my Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On the Water




Watercolors and pen.  In my Moleskine Watercolor Book.  Photo from Google Street View.

Blue Bird of Happiness



I did this little Bluebird this morning. Photo by Dave Slaughter of Wetcanvas. 4x8 inches in Moleskine Watercolor book. Watercolors, colored pencils, and pen.