Tuesday, May 26, 2015

my color palette


Our latest assignment for Year of the Spark, was to Define Your Color Palette. I’ve been using the same color palette for a few years now. I tend to gravitate towards spring colors.

They just make me happy!

The hard part of the assignment was to choose no more than 5 colors. Hmmm…that was hard!

Step 1: I was able to narrow it down to three: yellow, fuchsia and turquoise. Out of these three colors, I can make a lovely orange, purple and bright green, too!


Step 2: Make a self-portrait. So here I am, wearing my best spring colors!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

more flower doodles


It’s been raining so much here, I think we may never see flowers this summer!!

The ground is so wet, everything I planted has turned yellow from overwatering and lack and sunshine!!

For now, I’m doodling and dreaming of seeing the REAL thing!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

flower doodle


Just time for a quick hello today.


“Hello!”

Monday, May 18, 2015

Scrap paper painting


Had a fun but very busy weekend. Made time for a tiny painting on one of the many pieces of scrap watercolor paper in the studio.


I never throw anything away.

Well, nothing that can be painted on anyway ☺

Friday, May 15, 2015

gesso cats


I finished the final step last night.


I lightly buff each painting to remove some of the watercolor.


It pulls out some of the white again and you can really see the texture now.


I just LOVE this technique!! Be sure to check out Step 1 and Step 2 for a Before and After look.

Happy Paint Party Friday.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

step 2


Watercolor added … check!


Nearly done.


One more step to go…

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

work in progress


All I have to share today are some WIP pieces. This is using a technique I learned in Year of the Spark.


This first part can take days. Well, for me anyway.


You add some gesso. Mark it up with texture. Then dry.


Since I only have spare time in the evenings, it can drag out for a few days.

Next comes watercolor!! Stay tuned!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

animal doodles


I’ve been busy with yard work this week. The gardens are coming together. Pretty soon I’ll get to sit back and watch things grow!

Here’s a little doodle from my sketchbook.


Hope everyone has a great weekend. Here, it is looking like a stormy weekend. I hope I don’t blow away!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

a (scary) doodle


This started out as a one-liner drawing of an old picture I have of me and 3 of my brothers. Then it took a turn for scary (especially the eyes!).


If you ask my mother, she might say we were probably not angelic children, but certainly not demons ☺

Anyway, after a while, I forgot to “one-line” it, and got carried away adding texture, etc. It was fun even if it’s a bit scary.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

another drawing for my book


Another page for my book. If I can keep going and paint one picture a week, I may be done by the end of the year ☺