Sunday, September 30, 2012

Todays Experiment

I finished this one today. The photograph came out poorly (bad lighting), but I really like the way the painting came out. I used my 12 x 16 in. water color block, watercolors, and watercolor pencils.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Experiments 3+

 This is the first painting in a three painting series. I've been thinking of desert sand and rock.
This is the second painting of the series. The third painting is in progress. Since it wasn't my idea, and it involves perspective and some other things, it will be awhile before I get it done. Prodding always makes me take longer on a project "/

This is my newest Leaf Dragon. I am obviously having fun with my new watercolors here :)

Grass King is my newest scene. Also done in water colors. I thought about doing a wash first, started painting the scene, and then decided to forgo a wash. I was having fun and when I was done, that was it.
Made this today for a lady that took Megs and I around a week or two ago. I have to return some stuff to her, so this is going with the returned stuff.
These are for Jean. They are called hood-hood in one of my husband's Arabic children's books and hunt for bugs in the sand our 'lawn' is growing in. The second photo was taken through the screen door and so is not as clear, but you can see it's beak meets better.

More on the 'lawn'. Here they put down a layer of sweet sand (in other words it's clean, no salt) and then put plugs of grass (often Bermuda grass) in it. So water intensive grass is planted in quick draining medium. Interesting... This way of planting calls for several hours of watering in the morning and in the afternoon. Having grown up in water rationing areas and this being desert and all, I keep cringing. However, since they use desalinization plants for water, I'm told "Don't worry, this is the way they do it here." It's still hard not to cringe...

Have a great day!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Experiment 2

I've been very busy, but stayed up late to finish this one...

It is done on one of the 4 A4 copy papers I had fun with the other day.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

An Experiment

Well this is what I worked on this morning. The paper is plain old copy paper and the size is most of an A4 sheet (part of the top portion got torn while I was ironing the paper to dry it faster and I had to trim the paper). The water color affect is from markers (I don't have any paints or paintbrushes here, grrrr), the cheap kids BIPUNTA dual ended markers made in Italy. I had lots of fun coloring on my fingures and splashing color and water everywhere. My new desk top is now christened and so is the wall..... Then I inked in my design with an 03 Micron (I remembered to bring those!) and colored it in with my Prismacolor pencils. I think I may take up finger painting, it is much fun and stress relieving ;D

Have a blessed day,


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

finished large piece

The internet is back on. We are not sure for how long it will remain on... In the meantime I started and finished my large drawing.

Now all I have to do is find a frame.

Have a great day,