Apr 2, 2020

Blue Spirulina


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

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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.

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alone with nature
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Mar 7, 2020

Soothing Waters


sometimes 
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)
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Lovely weekend to you!

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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 
and
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 
and 
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!)
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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
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Lovely Imbolc to one and all

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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

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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

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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

and 
this is what happened

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

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(photo credit: Abigail)

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