Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is a sketch of Walt Whitman. I just loved Ruth's post Whitman's Lilacs, at synch-ro-ni-zing beautiful photos and a wonderful poem. Her posts are so insightful,beautiful and enjoyable. I couldn't resist that photo of Whitman and just had to give it a try.Later,I decided to paint a watercolor wash over the sketch and the colors are just so wrong. And while they are faded and old looking they are just ... YUK. So ever onward add more try it again.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


After adding more darks,my fingers began to,"itch".I just had to grab some additional color, some zing. So I added yellow pastel then blue a finally periwinkle. I am still thinking that I may do something more? After all it's just paper.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Spring marches on with the ever amazing parade of flowers. What a season. The Dogwoods are just finishing up in Michigan.

I'm going to leave this painting for now and do some gardening. Hopefully when I return to it I will be able to continue to keep the color transparent and fluid. I need to add more darks and the flowers and background need to be developed .

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Vacation

I rescued some of the old Dick and Jane readers from the trash and now have about 10 of these old classics. My painting is actually of Sally the youngest of the family. The pre-primer consists of about 17 words and beautiful crisp pictures of a the gang playing outdoors,chasing dogs and cats and even watching t.v.. The print date is 1962.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day Wishes

Flowers inspired from a magazine photo. Sort of random and unplanned,pastel and watercolor. Not sure what I think of it. One thing for sure is that it is spontaneous. I definitely need to plan more and work on composition. There is always something to strive for,that's what makes watercolors so inviting.