Friday, April 29, 2016

SUNRISE TULIPS and East Tennessee

Watercolor Batik - 12x19

Spring has definitely sprung here in East Tennessee and I love seeing all of the bright, pretty flowers. I used shades of yellow and orange for the tulips in this watercolor batik and kept the greens on the leaves full of sunshine.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Big Motor Home and a Family Visit

My husband Todd is one of five boys and his oldest brother Chris and his wife Susie came for a visit last weekend. They pulled up in their giant motor home (which luckily fit in our driveway) and we had a wonderful time with them. We laughed, boated, went to dinner and spent a lot of time on our porch just talking and catching up.
There is something very special about time spent with family and it always fills my heart and nourishes my soul - we are very blessed!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SPRING BOUQET and New Wall Art App

Watercolor - 16x20

I found this cool website that lets you upload a photo of your art to see what it would look like   hanging in a room - so much fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Watercolor on Canvas Off to Florida!

Watercolor on canvas - 8x10

Southern Magnolia is one of my watercolors that I mounted on a collaged canvas for easy hanging or easel display. It now has a new home in sunny florida with Carol. 
You can see more of my watercolors on canvas in my ETSY SHOP

Monday, April 25, 2016

Creative Monday Challenge - Week 16

Iris Blues

I loved seeing all of the art created for last week's 'springtime' Creative Monday challenge! So fun to see what things remind you of spring - flowers, color, sounds.

The challenge for this week is to use an analogous color scheme where you select a few colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. For Iris Blues I focused on shades of blue and then headed a little towards red on the color wheel with the purple and hint of mauve.

If you are new to Creative Monday I would love to have you join us. You can read more about it and get info on joining the free Facebook Group here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun With Alcohol Inks

Every Monday I meet with an art group here in Kingston, TN and we all share the love of creativity. Some knit, crochet, work in clay, stained glass, watercolor, polymer clay and the latest favorite of everyone, alcohol inks.

Alcohol inks come in small bottles and consist of acrylic paint mixed with rubbing alcohol. The paint glides on to slick surfaces like these tiles and creates all sorts of fun designs and then as the alcohol dries they become permeant, colorful paint. It is a challenging, unpredictable and crazy medium to work with but the end results are worth it!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Title the Painting?

Watercolor - 11x15

It is always a challenge to come up with a title for a painting, especially after all these years of watercolor. The last time I asked for help I received many wonderful suggestions so I thought we would give it another try. Any ideas?

The winning title was Spring Treasures - thanks Carolyn!