I was asked by a friend to post all three of these together so that they can be seen in a group. So here they are!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This is my favorite of the three sunflowers I did for the exchange. The second one is below this, and the first one is back in the older posts. Maybe practicing on the other two helped, and maybe I should have done a few more while I was into it. This is also 2.5 x 3.5.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Please don't groan...I had to post this one because I think it's so much better than the last two. I am learning from one to the other. I used regular watercolor brushes for this instead of my waterbrush, so I was able to get more texture in my hair. I also pulled out a book I had on painting watercolor portraits and too notes. There was a lot of helpful information.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I'm bravely doing a month of portraits and self-portraits with a group on WetCanvas. I give portraits a try once in a while, but really need to practice more. Most of the ones I've done so far are sketches in pencil, but I did try this one in watercolor. I looks pretty much like me, and I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. It does leave room for improvement.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I participated in the 21st World Wide Sketchcrawl on Sat., Jan. 10. I did several of them before with my sister, but went solo for this one. I began with a sketch of my coffee while I pondered where to go to sketch. I decided on sketching in the next town, Sayville, which has a bit of everything...lovely houses, cute shops, marinas, etc. It was cold and snow flurries were falling, so I sat in my car to do most of these. Included are a shop called "Past & Present," the obligatory Starbucks, a weathered boat shack down by the water, Sal's Pizzeria where I had lunch, a downtown street corner, and some people at the local library. All were done with my micron pen and watercolors. I was out sketching for about 5 hours and I think I got a fair amount done. Enjoy!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This ATC was done for my exchange. This was a bit of breakfast while we were in Key West. I always love fruit colors and textures, so a mix was perfect for one of my little cards (2.5 in x 3.5 in). It took a while to paint but I was alternating sipping coffee and sipping champagne, so it was fine with me.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
HAPPY 2009!!! This ATC bell was painted for an exchange that Strathmore Paper organized this year. The theme was to do a holiday image as an ATC in any medium on their ATC paper. I did mine in watercolor (surprise!) and received a lovely landscape in return. I'm curious to know how many people took part in the exchange.