Friday, June 9, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sometimes, inspiration to start a new sketch is as simple as using up some extra paints that's on my palette.
Friday, May 26, 2017
With my paints set out & ready, it's much easier & faster to finish a sketch. A small sketchbook can make the process faster too. The name of the game is to capture the fleeting light & atmosphere.
This #4 Silver Ultra Mini is perfect for layering on the impressionistic blossoms & flickering light.
Friday, May 19, 2017
I'm sort of channeling Georgia O'Keeffe with this little Wood Anemone. She is best known for her enlarged flowers. By magnifying her subject, she emphasized shape & color, & brought attention to the tiny details within a little flower. With our busy lives, we haven't the time to see such a tiny flower. To SEE, takes time!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
If one look hard enough, there's hints of green from the buds on the tree. Looks like it's time to switch over to a springy palette!
|mix media with oil & charcoal|
Friday, April 21, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
This started as just a sketch from my Easter Bouquet. I haven't painted a teddy bear lately. Just by adding this little bear, the sketch is turning into an illustration.
|my easter bouquet|
I pull some butterfly & hummingbird from my archive, just to add some movement. These sweet elements are pretty enough for a birthday greeting, get well, or just to say hello.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Tools of the trade: I start with a general shape of the horse; tissue to rub in the graphite; kneaded eraser takes out the white & just perfect for highlights.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The many faces of winter offer grand opportunity to play with color temperature & purity. The snow is a mirror for the subtle atmospheres that surrounds it, from pure warm and cool colors of a bright sunny day to the subtlety of a snowstorm.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
After a simple outline of the bench, I draw & shape the bench with a kneaded eraser. I use 8B graphite to work in the darker values. Touches of white oil paint to indicate the snow.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
|circular format for coaster|
|a pretty card for any occasion|
|same arbor, with a different background|
Monday, February 6, 2017
I love botanical for its own sake. This little white Ranunculus from last week is the inspiration for a little brainstorming on the computer this Monday.
Different elements are layer onto the little painting to create a new design. These 2 butterflies are on separate layers. As seperate layers, I'm able to freely play with the arrangement & position of them in my composition... till I found a combination that works.
|working up some hand lettering|
Some mornings, I can work up an entire new collection. Other mornings, I can't make anything happen on the computer.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
For a visual person, our long winter has too much greys & browns. On a boring Winter's day, heading over to Delhi, NY makes for a colorful break. Most of the buildings on Main St are from 1800's. STEWARTS on Main St, is my go-to resource for pretty things. It has something for everyone. From local tea to tempting home decor.