Monday, November 14, 2011


Here's my project from the weekend.  It's been awhile since I've done a "real" watercolor painting.    I've mostly been doing Christmas cards and ATC's for a couple months.  Then before that it had a long while. 

This will probably end up in my binder journal.  This is a journal that I keep paintings in that are done on loose paper, not in a regular bound book that are not for sale or to be given away.  This was done from a photo reference on the wet canvas site.  The reference library is made up of photos that the members upload their personal photos and give their permission for  paintings to be done and sold.   But this one in particular was a picture taken by a member at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton Alberta, so I would be afraid it may be a copywrite it will go in my binder.

But I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I love clay pots and this one appears to have been forgotten!  What really brought the painting to life was adding the shadows for the branches.  It was like it magically came to life.  Those few little lines pushed back the window with the pot in it and made it pop!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Time for reflecting on our Blessings

This was for a journal tip in page for a swap on Swap-bot. 

Sometimes the things we all take for granted are the things we should be most thankful for...Driving to work I come down a road in Atlanta that has a large homeless shelter. Many homeless people wondering the streets, sleeping on benches...Seeing that on a daily basis makes me appreciate how blessed I have been. So......

I am thankful for my cupboards always having food. I'm thankful for my nice warm bed, I'm thankful for the ability to take hot showers at will, I'm thankful I have access to good, low cost healthcare that contributes to my good health. I'm thankful to have someone to share my life with, thankful for supportive family and friends. I don't have alot of money, but I have everything I need, and alot of things I don't need! Therefore, I feel wealthy!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Christmas Card Completed!!

Wouldn't really be Christmas without an Angel!  This is another one of the Christmas cards for the Wet Canvas project.  She is done in watercolor and a touch of Winsor Newton Gold Ink.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Couple More Finished Christmas Cards

 The model for the snowman on the left is one of my favorite from my collection.  This is done mostly in watercolor.  The sky is heavily salted for the effect of snow and even accidently looks as if trees are in the background.  I used gold glitter glue for the trim on his coat, hat and scarf.

The deer couple below are also watercolor, except for the snow on the pine tree is done with acrylic.

Both of these cards were done for the Wet Canvas Christmas card project.