Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Maybe it is appropriate that my last painting of this year is of a crow. According to some legends, the crow can be a sign of change. We are changing from the old year to the new, and that always comes with the expectation of changes, hopefully for the better.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year full of wonderful changes, new beginnings and the comfort of things that we want to stay the same. Family, friends, and home.


A Sign of Change
5" X 7"
Watercolour, ink, coloured pencils
(Click on picture for larger image)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It's Me!? ~ Watercolour Wednesday

I've been participating in the Grumbacher Art Swap, where every month a new theme is chosen and artists create a small ATC (art trading card), send it in to Grumbacher and they swap it with another artist's card and send it back to you. They give you a punch card, so after every three swaps you receive a reward of paints or brushes etc. The first one I did was very fun and I received a nice card in the mail the other day.

I was excited when they announced the new theme until I saw it was SELF PORTRAITS!!!! OMG!!! I have never done a self portrait, unless you count the time in a drawing class I took and that one was promptly destroyed! But I thought this would be a good way to stretch myself outside of my comfort zone. It sure is doing that! Not only is it a portrait, which I haven't done for a long time, but a selfie! And not only a selfie, but a teeny, weeny, tiny one! So....after a couple of attempts which I won't show you, here is something that kinda resembles me! I think. Maybe. (My glasses look a little different, my hairstyle is more like how I wish it was, and several other things are off.) But I figure, who ever receives this card doesn't know me, so I guess I could have painted anyone!

3.5" X 2.5"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Goose! ~ Watercolour Wednesday

I seem to paint a lot of geese...I just find them so comical! This was a fast, little tiny painting, done this morning. I added a bow to this guy and he looks so proud!

Christmas Goose
Watercolour and Ink
2.5 X 3.5"

(Border is computer generated)