Thursday, June 18, 2015

Birthday Card: 18-06-2015


Birthday Card
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
18-06-2015

This has become my standard birthday card image. Thank you, Jennifer Lawson! I have used it three or four times now.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Another Blue Bird: 16-06-2015


Another Blue Bird
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
16-06-2015

This is an adaptation of an image in a J. Peterman Company catalog.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Blue Bird of Happiness: 15-06-2015


Blue Bird of Happiness
watercolor on paper
15-06-2015

This is an experiment gone awry. I drew the outline of the bird with water and then dropped in the color. I saw this done online (the artist used black ink though) and it worked out splendidly.  
Oh, well.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ooh La Lavender: 13-06-2015


Ooh La Lavender
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
13-06-2015

English Lavender Water from Culpepper's in London; lavender soap a la Paris that was a gift from a friend; a glass container filled with powder that was my mother's. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sharp Shinned Hawk: 09-06-2015


Sharp Shinned Hawk
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
09-06-2015

Based on a painting by Laurie Doctor.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Leave the Gate Open!: 07-06-2015


Leave the Gate Open!
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
07-06-2015

This is a key chain flashlight and attached message that was given out at a high school graduation party I attended today. Love it!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hey! Wake Up: 04-06-2015


Hey! Wake Up
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
04-06-2015

Image taken from cover of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work 
by Mason Currey.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Three Bottles Full: 03-06-2015


Three Bottles Full
pen and ink on paper
03-06-2015

Just a quick one to keep the Art-A-Day project going.
Not a day without a line...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Juicy Strawberries: 02-06-2015


Juicy Strawberries
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
02-06-2015

Left on my doorstep this morning by a neighbor.
Very juicy.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rollin' On the River: 01-06-2015


Rollin' On the River
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
01-06-2015

I closed my eyes and made swirls with my pen. After I had colored in the sections, I decided it looked like waves on the river. It's interesting that the pale pink swath at the top is not white because that is the plain paper. I think the table lamp makes it pink. I hate that. If I wanted pink, I would paint pink. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Vanity ll: 30-05-2015


Vanity II
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
30-05-2015

Color version of yesterday's drawing.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Vanity: 29-05-2015


Vanity
pen and ink
29-05-2015

The perspective is all wrong. I will add color tomorrow.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Little Bit of van Gogh: 27-05-2015


A Little Bit of van Gogh
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
27-05-2015

From a note card.  I don't know the name of the painting.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Road Red: 24-05-2015


Road Red
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
24-05-2015

The car across the street.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Garbanzo Beans: 23-05-2015


Garbanzo Beans
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
23-05-2015

Added these to my dinner salad tonight.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hand to Heart: 16-05-2015


Hand to Heart
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
16-05-2015

A bit bloody looking. Not my intent...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Something Hot: 12-05-2015


Something Hot
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
12-05-2015

Another adaption of a Jennifer Lawson painting.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bristling with Color: 11-05-2015




Bristling with Color
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
11-05-2015

This is another adaptation of a painting by Jennifer Lawson. Hope she doesn't mind...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Prayer Flags: 10-05-2015


Prayer Flags
a la Jennifer Lawson
pen and ink, watercolor on paper
10-05-2015

I wrote to artist Jennifer Lawson and asked how she got such great splashes of color in her paintings. Mine are still not as juicy as hers but I love the colors here. This is my adaptation of a painting she posted on her blog.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Hand Full: 09-05-2015


A Hand Full
watercolor and ink on paper
09-05-2015

This is a Mother's Day card for a good friend's mom. That is an outline of my hand. Some splatters to come...

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Beckon the Lovely: 04-05-2015


Beckon the Lovely
watercolor on paper
04-05-2015

A quote from Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Ted talk on how to save the world.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Provence Landscape: 03-05-2015


Provence Landscape
watercolor on paper
03-05-2015

From Watercolor Skills Workbook by Anne Elsworth that I bought yesterday at A Reader's Corner.