Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A TASTE OF HONEY




A Taste of Honey

11.5 x 15 watercolor on gold gessoed paper
















A watercolor and collage piece started on
gold gessoed paper.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

BIG BLUE




Using my favorite colors (blues) on one of my very favorite birds (crows).

Another in the Things with Wings series for 
#WorldWatercolorMonth

The month is coming to a close and I didn't get a painting done every day but did quite a few.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BEE COLLAGE FINISHED



Just a few tweaks to the beekeeper section and the painting (full sheet), 
Bee Collage, is finished.


Now thinking about number 4 in the series.  For the next one, I want to work on a full sheet with rice paper and textured pieces (and probably a mix of mediums).


I have to correct a mistake:  This painting is not a full sheet but is a half sheet (I guess it's been a while since I did a full sheet painting).  Thinking about number 4 in the series...finding some textured papers, etc. and gesso and...who knows!  Might just really play with the next one...could even put beeswax on it? Hmmm...


Friday, July 15, 2016

THINGS WITH WINGS



More Things with Wings 
for #WorldWatercolorMonth 
and their Facebook page.  

Am finishing up the Bee Collage painting and will share it soon.






Shadow Cardinal  


Have a great and safe weekend (more storms coming through here knocked down some small trees but nothing serious).


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT BEAK


#WorldWatercolorMonth 
painting for July 8, 
or as I like to call it, 
It's all About that Beak

Looks like I will be trying to paint one for each day in July, but not painting one every day in July - so some catch-up time when I'm painting 2 or 3 a day.  No worries.  Life gets in the way at times.  I know I don't have to do this but it is a fun project.



Here is the one for July 9.  I am going back in with ink and making this more vibrant...will show that version next and then need to paint 2 more.

These are all small paintings - no larger than fourth sheets (11 x 15 inches) and some are on scrap pieces I have lying around from other work.

Monday, July 11, 2016

BEE COLLAGE COMING TOGETHER SLOWLY



As I continue to do small paintings for 
#WorldWatercolorMonth, 
I am also slowly working on my bee series paintings.  
The third painting in the series, 
titled Bee Collage
is slowly coming together.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

MORE WORLD WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS




Just a few more small ones.  I am trying to keep up!
















Used a scrap of paper for this little one.  





#WorldWatercolorMonth

Thursday, July 7, 2016

WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH PAINTINGS



Small paintings for World Watercolor Month.  If you haven't joined it, do it!  Just one small painting a day throughout the month of July - not hard at all and it might get you back painting after a time off, or begin your painting journey!






















You didn't think I was only going to paint insects, did you? ha ha

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BEES AND BEES AND OTHER THINGS



Working on this full sheet painting as if it were a collage piece.  Will be adding words to help educate viewers on what bees pollinate and how we can help them survive (and help ourselves in the process).


Calling this full sheet painting
Bee Cycle





A few bits close up to show the detail a bit more.

Have a bit of acrylic texture medium/paste in the hive part and on the fuzzy top parts of the bees to add dimension.