Just having fun.

Hummingbird

There are hummingbirds everywhere fluttering their wings and sipping nectar. They are such a joy to see. I found this image on Pixabay and was inspired to paint. 

Haiku:

‘Pretty hummingbirds

          Fluttering their graceful wings

          Sharing their beauty’

          Watercolor on Stonehenge watercolor 140# paper in my small sketchbook. 

Hope you all have a beautiful day.

Charcoal Fun

You never know what fun you’re going to find when cleaning drawers and cabinets, especially in art supplies. 

I found my charcoal pencils! Years ago I used to work with them a lot. But then watercolor took over my life.  

Well, when I found these I quit cleaning and started sketchingπŸ˜„. So fun to work with them again. I’m going to sharpen them and keep them close at hand.

I did this on Stonehenge hot press watercolor paper and did use a light wash on the background.

Plum Blossoms

Ever since I bought that fountain pen I’ve been in a cherry blossom mood. In this case, plum blossoms.

Haiku:

          ‘Simple, sweet and pink

           Plum blossoms are so pretty

           I love to paint them’

Stonehenge watercolor paper 300# using Daniel Smiths Quin Rose watercolor.

Spring Tulip

It’s so great to be seeing clearly now, I can’t keep away from my paints. Thank goodness for glasses!

This tulip is on Stonehenge 300# watercolor paper which I am really liking a lot. But I couldn’t get the label off the sample.

And of course a haiku written with my new pen:

          ‘A flash of yellow

           Rising above the tall geeen

          A little tulip’

Wishing you a happy spring day!

Cloudy Skies


Two weeks ago I shared a picture of our heavily clouded skies. I wanted to paint it just for the practice of lights and darks and because these kind of skies are so interesting.

The sun has been shining like crazy ever since! πŸ˜„

D. Smith watercolors in my small handmade sketchbook using Arches 140# watercolor paper

Blue Daisy

I saw a picture of this blue Daisy on Pixabay and it called my name because of the luscious blue. I used Daniel Smith’s Cobalt blue and had to glaze it several times to get the depth. Done on Stonehenge 300# watercolor paper. 

Haiku:

          ‘Such a beauty blue

           And it’s a Daisy as well

           My eyes are happy!’

Speaking of my eyes: I get my glasses on Thursday (for my astigmatism) and things are almost back to normal. Most of all, colors are so beautiful and bright now. I think that’s why that Daisy grabbed me. Such a beautiful blue. And it’s a Daisy!πŸ˜„

Cactus Monday

Another little sketch on Arches WC paper using my new watercolors handcrafted by Anthesis.  

Since it’s Cactus Monday I decided these were growing in the desert and needed to be painted. πŸ˜„. Whatever works πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

I also discovered that this round tin fits in my mixing dish just perfectly.

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