Monday, January 14, 2019

Magic & Leaves

I really love working with acrylic inks and watercolor. I tried to be more thoughtful about the acrylic ink in the beginning of this piece by trying to be a little more limited about where I put the ink and how much I used. I really like the textural qualities of this piece. Some of the ink is iridescent. After everything dried I went back in with watercolor and them more ink.
"Magic & Woods" • Original mixed watermedia on 100% cotton paper
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Wintry Geese

I've been painting a lot of geese in the snow this week. Most are larger but I decided to paint a couple of small pieces and change up the composition a little. For a little extra snow sparkle I added a little white gouache and acrylic ink.
"Snow & Geese" • Original watercolor on 100% Cotton paper
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"Snowy Pause" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Among the Leaves

I was out walking and taking photos of all the lovely foliage and little birds and decided to paint one of them. I've been wanting to have an excuse to paint blackberries and this little bird fits right in. This is one of my pieces that starts out with a wash of watercolor and acrylic ink. It took awhile to figure out the composition and the proper colors for the light in the background. There's some iridescent paint in this piece that shows up in different lights. I really like the colors and the design of this piece.
"Among the Leaves" • Original mixed watermedia on 100% cotton paper • 11" x 15"
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

New 2019 Pieces!

A florist friend of mine pointed out that the color of the year is "Living Coral." Finally a color that isn't gray!!!! Anyway, I decided to incorporate variations of corals into my recent work. These latest pieces have been inspired by my recent walks with my lovely camera. I think everything looks really neat at this time of year with left over berries, some leaves still on trees and bushes and all of the wonderful seed heads. It's fun to look for the birds in the bushes and trees and I love watching the formations of geese flying and honking. Everything is chilly but beautiful. My recent works are below. Enjoy!
"Red Leaves & Geese" • Original watercolor on 100% rough press cotton paper • 5" x 7" 
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"Colors & Woods" • Original mixed watermedia on rough press 100% cotton paper • 5" x 7"
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