Thursday, August 20, 2009

This mornings parctice

So I couldn't help myself,using cut up mats I decided I would like the painting more if I cut it in half.
So I did. Then I added watercolor pencil and pastel. At first I only liked the top without any additional adjustments,but after I worked on the bottom half the top looked dull,so I added just a bit of watercolor pencil and pastel. Now the colors are vibrant which makes up for the poor drawing on the yellow flower.

I need to walk away from this and then decide what comes next,if anything.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I really,really,really cropped this painting down. It now fits in a 3x2 fun frame bought at Michael's for fifty cents. Unfortunately I lost many of the lighter colors. Interesting though,in real life, it sort of looks like an oil. I may just add some lights with pastel or maybe I could try acrylic?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dark colors

Added some dark colors now I think I'm done.

Coneflowers & Petunias in a mason jar.

Hammer time

Isn't it true that each painting has it's own rhythm and that when you begin ,at least for me, it isn't until near the end that you find it. I guess that's when you need to as Rhonda at says we need to pay someone to sit behind with a hammer to make us stop.

Still looking at this I see areas that need to be addressed hopefully I'll be able to stop.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A morning in the garden

A morning in the garden. I am going to continue to work on this. Maybe put some darks 0n the top right hand side.

I was chuckling the entire time I painted this,the birds were singing so loudly and flying about,it made me so glad to have the trees,flowers and bird baths that they so enjoy.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

abstract flowers

Worked on this a bit added more watercolor and some pastel. Framed it in a basic 5x7 frame. I need to paint the coneflowers in my garden.