Thursday, November 15, 2012

Finished...I think

I am going to call it good, and stop working on this...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

To Paint A Strawberry

Here is a shoot of my worktable with my newest project- still a long ways from completion...

I was looking online for a good picture of a strawberry to paint, and stumbled on this photo of a strawberry with a teacup. I found this on Pinterest and tried to follow the thread to whoever created the original, but could not find the end. If YOU happen to know the "author" please let me know...I like to ask permission before painting from a picture someone else has taken.

This is certainly a "discipline"- I guess I am coming from a more "painterly" approach than a traditional "watercolorist" approach. I find the details fascinating but so very time-consuming! I am having to discipline myself to slow down in my execution. I know some watercolor experts don't go by this method, but this is the way I am working for now :)  I find myself wanting to hurry up and complete each project- I guess I came to this part of my life too advanced in age HAHAHA

This photograph really appeals to me because I have a rather large teacup collection. Most of mine have flowers though, and I liked the challenge of painting a solid color teacup.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Latest Painting

I have finally got back into my watercolor painting...

Here is my latest finished project- a birthday card for my sister-in-law. Her birthday is today! Hope our National Election results are not a bummer for her- and me too! I'm anxious to know the final results.

Time keeps flowing on and there's no stopping it, from the human standpoint...We just buried my father-in-law a few weeks ago- He left us all too quickly...