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Posts tagged ‘Haiku’


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. 


‘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 sketching๐Ÿ˜„. 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.


          ‘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!

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. 


          ‘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!๐Ÿ˜„

Sunday’s Steeple

I went to my friend’s church for a little meeting and was inspired by their church steeple. It’s a little wonky but fun to do. I think I’ve move from domes to steeples. And Sunday is a good to post it.

Evotion Of A painting

This is the second page in my Stonehenge sample paper sketchbook. It’s on hot press paper and I thought it would be fun to take pictures at each step.  

The first one is just the pen and ink work which lays down beautifully on this smooth paper.

The second one is adding water to the soluble ink.

The last one is finished with watercolor. Those are my subjects on the right side.

I am really loving this hot press Stonehenge paper! I can see where certain subjects would be better on the cold press and rough press but in the meantime I’m embracing this type.

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