Saturday, July 11, 2015

Elephant in Purple

Loving my new Saunders Waterford CP block-- first page done.I wish I had taken work in progress pictures ! I started with a loose, mingling wash, followed by some detail in the trunk and around tusk.Then I let it sit for a couple of hours.Finally some dry brush detail was added ,so were the shadows.I am quite happy with this one.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ostrich Day

Used Bockingford 200 lb.for the first time.Heavy paper, so it did not need any stretching.Another plus- I could lift color without much difficulty. I might test it a bit more before declaring it a new favorite; but I liked the texture and strength - it works well with my loose style.Hope you enjoy this sweet little guy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


A watercolor sketch I did yesterday,of some gorgeous sunflowers on my window sill. I started out real cool..thought that I could do it in detail and what not...but as soon as I put the first mark on paper, my mind subconsciously counted all those petals( !) and decided that the best approach was to paint fast, to capture the essence of the scene.