Saturday, June 25, 2011

All You Need is Love

Intricate lace doodling inspired by some very delicate frosting piping (on a cake). Pen, approx. 4 1/2" square. Love is a beautiful thing; in color, in black and white, and even shades of gray.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Everybody wants a rock...

Yes, it's a rock. Looking closely at a rock, you'll see it's not gray, it's about a million colors. Amazingly deceiving. This was another adventure with my water-soluble crayons, those wonderful little marvels. I sketched this on wet paper, then rendered the colors as if they were colored pencil. Then once the colors were in place, went back in with the water and a brush, and moved color around here and there, adding the background and so on. LOVE the result. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Buckets of Blooms

These little buckets of flowers on our deck have been soaking up the sunshine the last few days. Their bright saturated colors were enjoyable to paint (watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8"). I love purples, but they are not easy colors to mix! Fun 20 minute challenge here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ancient doorway

Inspired by some "old-school" architecture here (watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8"). Painting this delightful paradox: natural objects taken and fashioned into something orderly and purposeful by humans, yet they remain in a natural setting. Another excuse for me to use a nice earth tone color palette, too!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Little frog

This little guy hopped across our path one day and was so well hidden in the leaves I had a better time finding him in my photo! Sketching and painting wildlife is real interesting; the close inspection makes you aware of their patterns, shapes, textures and other nuances. Even the smallest details of creation are amazing in their complexity. Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".