Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring -- Let's Try This Again

So, let's try saying hello to Spring once again.* Here are some more Cherry Trees in full blossom. . .and a short ode to the season in case it keeps making us wait. 

                                       Watercolor 6x8 on 90 lbs paper

*If it snows again, it is not my fault. . .

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Still Life Before Salsa

Painted this one a while ago but never got around to posting it, mostly because I had wanted to add the salsa recipe in calligraphy (but that urge has come and gone).  

                                              Watercolor on paper

T and I were going to make salsa to take to a party.  As I began to assemble the ingredients on the plate, I thought it would make a great still life.  So, before I started chopping the veggies, I took 15 minutes to do capture them in watercolor.  I think it came out rather well.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brun Ours

A cute little brown bear in Brun Ours (brown bear) ink on a cold snowy day. Brun Ours is a moderately shading ink and it has become my favorite ink for flex pen writing (it looks so old school).  Both the bear and the lettering done using a folded nib pen.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Spring blooms, Cherry Blossoms Soon

I have long wanted to visit DC when the Cherry Blossoms are blooming.  It appears like this year will not be the year (predicted peak bloom will be next week).  But in honor of the upcoming National Cherry Blossom Festival, and a longing for Spring, here is a simple watercolor of those wonderful, beautiful trees.

                                             Watercolor 6X8 of 90 lbs paper