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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tea Time

This is 5 x 7 and was done as one of the items for the Scavenger Hunts I do on WetCanvas. I turned it into an actual painting.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Yellow Poppy

This is another ATC (2.5 x 3.5 in) flower for my exchange. I love poppies and plan to do a red one too. I had fun doing this one!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Santa Barbara Mission

This is 7 x 10 and was done for the WDE from a reference photo by "Lake of Trees." I thank her for the beautiful inspiration the photo provided. I changed the original reference a bit by having my palm trees lean into the painting instead of leaning out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hydrangeas I

This is an ATC (2.5 x 3.5) that is part of the series of florals that I'm doing for an exchange. I used ink and watercolor crayons in this. Hydrangeas are a challenge because of all the little flowers clustered on each branch. I thought the wc crayons might make it a bit easier, but I think the smallness of the card made using them a bit harder. I may try another hydrangea in just watercolor.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lather Up

This was painted for the WDE on WetCanvas from a photo reference by artastic. Thanks, Bonnie, for a great nostalgic still-life. This is about 5 x 7 done in watercolors.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Foxgloves I

This is another flower for my exchange. These are such interesting flowers with the unusual patterns inside the flower itself and how they sort of grow in clusters. I had to search to find the name of this one.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Iris I

A second ATC that I did for the "25 of ?" exchange has arrived at it's destination, so I can post it here. This is 2.5 x 3.5 inches and was done from a photo I had taken at an iris garden that I visited in NJ. Since this is "Iris I" you can be sure there will be at least another iris painting (if not more).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bowl of Cherries

This painting is about 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and was done for the Weekend Drawing Event on Wet Canvas. I can't claim credit for the photo which was supplied by Ruth (madmum) from Wet Canvas. I did this one directly on a blank Strathmore Greeting Card. so at some point I will send it to someone.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coneflower I

I recently signed up for another exchange on WetCanvas. This time my theme is going to be "Flowers." I take lots of photos of flowers, but I'm usually not happy with the way I paint them in a large size. So I'm going to practice them small and hope they eventually grow into larger paintings. This is ATC sized (2.5 x 3.5) and is done in watercolors. It has arrived at it's new home, so it is safe to post it here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Red Barn in Autumn

This was done for the Weekend Drawing Event on WetCanvas last weekend from a photo supplied by "upnorthtim". Thanks Tim for this wonderful red barn. I changed the original photo, moving the barn from the right to the left side, and also added a path leading into the painting. It was done with ink and watercolor.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Snowy Branches III

This ATC (2.5 x 3.5) was done for the WetCanvas exchange. I ran out to take photos after our last snowstorm. I loved the pinecone with the snow on it and the branches. I was very happy with the way this one came out and will probably try it on a larger scale too.