Friday, August 11, 2017

Tulip Time


I've used this subject before, and maybe this title too.  These tulips lend themselves to experimentation, and this is a new design that I tried, imspired by the work of K.Holman.  11 x 15 on Arches.




Abstract

I decided to try my hand at doing an abstract the other day. I was inspired by watching a video by K.Holman.   I've not been too successful at these, so I don't try too often, but I had a lot of fun with this one.  Halfway through, it reminded me of fireworks, and when it was done it looked more like balloons, so I titled it "Celebration".  This is 15 x 22 on Arches, textured with coffee filters, saran wrap, and gauze.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Iris Sketch

I sketched this iris yesterday in my backyard, in my 9 x 12 Super Aquabee sketchbook.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Daffodils

I painted most of this one from life, but the flowers didn't last long enough for the background and some details.  So I just finished this today.  "Daffodils" 11 x 15

Monday, April 03, 2017

California Succulents

California Succulents 11 x 11

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Amaryllis 2017

Almost every year around Christmas I buy an amaryllis plant, and right after the new year I plant it and watch it grow.  I love the big colorful flowers, and I enjoy sketching and painting it.  Most of the time there is a second blooming after the first one dies out.  Waiting to see if that happens. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Gelli Prints

Not a watercolor this time.  I've been making gelli prints with the Gelli Plate that Joan gave me for Christmas.  Here are a few that I kind of liked.






Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to all of my family and friends.  This was my Christmas card this year, thanks to my two youngest grandchildren, Louis and Mary, who were kind enough to pose for me.