Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A view of the ocean

I miss living by the ocean, but the ocean is only 2 hours away.  So that's where I went this weekend...to the ocean to smell the fresh sea breeze and soak up the sun.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Face of Chloe

It's been several years since my beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been gone.  Every so often I come across a photo of her, so I thought I'd capture her intense look she'd give when she wanted a cookie.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Orchid study

Working on orchid study.  Going slow as I try to capture each line.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Flower patterns

I've been thoroughly enjoying creating in my sketchbook journal.  Using handmade watercolor paper has really spoiled me and I'm not sure I can paint on anything else.  This painting was working on flower patterns.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Abstract Cat

I've been busy doing color charts, so when it came time to clean my brush, I used the paint on a watercolor page.   After the paint dried, I did a quick sketch of a cat. 

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A kitty in the yard

Yesterday I got a new Schmincke watercolor set from
This set normally sells for $208.06 and is now on sale at Wet Paint Art for $61.95.  It was too good of sale to pass up.  Not that I need another watercolor metal set, but it comes with 12 half pans with color and 12 empty half pans.  I thought I'd fill the other 12 pans with some Daniel Smith watercolors.
Schmincke Horadam Limited Edition 24 Half-Pan Tin w/ 12 Colors and 12 empty pans
So I used my new set of paints to paint this watercolor in my sketchbook.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A Brown Kiwi

I've never heard of a Brown Kiwi bird before, so I had to do a google search to see what color these birds are.  And they are actually brown.  I used  blue tone paper, but probably a cream color would of been better.