Friday, July 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SPRING HARMONY and Tissue paper

SPRING HARMONY
Watercolor - 11x15

I used tissue paper to paint through for this pastel bouquet of flowers. I love the texture that is created with this technique and the soft, ethereal quality of the finished piece.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

TULIP DELIGHT and Springtime

TULIP DELIGHT
Watercolor - 11x15

Each year when the tulips first pop up and bloom it is a sign that spring is on its way. I love the beautiful jewel tone colors and the fresh, lively shapes.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Country Mail

COUNTRY MAIL
Watercolor - 8x10

I love driving in the country and seeing old, rusty mailboxes along the way. Add green grass and spring flowers and it is picture perfect!


Monday, June 15, 2015

MIXED MEDIA MONDY - Acrylic Collage


STANDING TALL
Acrylic Collage - 8x10

A fun piece where I used a blue toile patterned paper to collage on to an 8x10 canvas panel. I used acrylic paint for the flowers and then ink for bold line work.
This final piece can be displayed as is on an easel or slipped into a frame.




Friday, June 12, 2015

SPRING FLING and Watercolor Canvas

SPRING FLING
Watercolor on canvas - 11x14

I have had some watercolor canvas sitting around my studio for a while now and decided it was time to give it a try. The canvas provides a textured surface where the watercolor can be easily lifted and creates a fun, painterly effect. When I felt like I was finished - never an easy thing to decide - I mounted the canvas to an 1/8 inch panel to provide stability and make it easy to slip into a frame.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Oil Pastels and June's Newsletter

BEACH FLOWERS
Watercolor & oil pastel - 8x10

I love to combine watercolor with other art mediums and oil pastels are perfect for adding light colors in a painting. I used pink and white oil pastel for the flowers because the will resist the paint, keeping the color light and bright.

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