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 sketching😄. 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.
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!
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. 😄. Whatever works 😄😄
I also discovered that this round tin fits in my mixing dish just perfectly.
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.
How cold is it? Yesterday the low was 35 F and today is a little colder. Winter in Arizona! Snow in the mountains but none here in the valley.
‘Even my T. Bear
Needs a warm-y hat and scarf
40 is cold here!’
Ink and watercolor in my Hobonichi planner
This is a scene I see every time I go east on River Rd, a building high on a hill. It is especially pretty against the sky and I have wanted to paint it for years. That desire finally became reality when I took a photo to use as a resource.
And write a haiku:
‘It’s hilltop beauty
Using the sky as background
Beauty for our eyes’
Watercolor in my 8×8″ sketchbook with Arches 140# cold press WC paper
This is a case of two separate items that came together so nicely. First, I painted this leaf last fall and didn’t really like it so it stayed in my sketchbook. Next, I was walking after the rain the other day and saw a leaf half submerged in a puddle and thought it would be interesting to paint it.
Then my muse kicked in to remind me about the forgotten leaf and how I could try the puddle sketch with it. This is the result. Since the leaf was curled up I left that part out of the water. And added the haiku:
‘Treasures in puddles
A leaf half under water
The pretty part, not’
This was done on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper which I don’t really care for and don’t use very often.