Apr 2, 2020

Blue Spirulina

I found this little sketch and thought wow, was I predicting the future?
at home
in her boat

recently I spilled a little blue spirulina powder
such a gorgeous color. 
I wondered if I could paint with it, added water and it is the deep blue color in this painting. 
Pretty color, but not one I consider using often.
fun to play with making paint. 

Here is the spiralina paint in the paint palette. 

Spirulina is a algae that is high in many nutrients.

alone with nature

Mar 7, 2020

Soothing Waters

sitting down
and painting something simple
inspires a rewarding and peaceful feeling

this painting did that for me
(it is in the shop for a reasonable price)

Lovely weekend to you!


Feb 26, 2020

Watercolor Chart

I used 3 tubes of paint
one yellow
one red
one blue
all Daniel Smith

I taped down cheap washi tape from the dollar store
(use good tape! It kept peeling off)
the squares are about 3/4" with thin tape between

I labeled my colors along the top 
one side
next began mixing colors

then the color mixing began
painting in the squares

Above is the finished piece before I peeled the tape off.

It might have taken a couple of hours.

I find the amount of colors
144 amazingly beautiful 
thrilling to consider they came from three
primary colors!

Now I have a chart to choose colors from
as well
an idea as to how to make them again>

Thank you The Watercolour Academy for showing me how to go 
about this!

(Emma offers these lessons free!)

Feb 1, 2020

Dreaming of Spring

this is what showed up while sketching
I wondered..... what is going on here

a snowshoe hare turn white in winter 
browns the rest of the year

a winter rabbit in a spring/summer setting?

I believe this hare is dreaming of spring

today we are half way through winter
the days are noticeably longer
the birds stay out and busy a bit longer in the day

Life is full of changes

this is how it was before I painted it
Lovely Imbolc to one and all


Dec 26, 2019

Snowflake Fairy

she cares for the trees
knowing that winter is essential for their well being

her heart is always part of the offering


Nov 28, 2019

Sweet Bird

little birds have become an endearing part of my life

each day I enjoy their presence

there are just a few types that stay with us during the cold of autumn 
and winter

we love their company


Nov 4, 2019

Feeding Birds

I wanted to draw
picked up a pad
it had her legs, nothing else already sketched on the page
what will those legs become
what are they doing

this is what happened

I don't mean it to be a self portrait
but I am still enjoying feeding the birds!


(photo credit: Abigail)