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Groundhog Watercolor

Hello Friends!

Happy Sunday! Here is a hungry groundhog. He loves to eat purple daisies, because that’s my favorite color. Can you tell that I seem to have Spring on the brain?

I do love winter, though, when we aren’t losing power, that is. But we don’t have very long spring seasons here. It seems to go from winter to summer much too quickly for me. So perhaps dreaming about it now will help it last longer in my mind.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😁

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Miss Moose

Hello Friends!Β 

Yesterday I decided to paint a moose. It is one of the winter woodland creatures that Miriam Schulman does in her Winter Woodlands Workshop at theinspirationplace.net. I can’t get my link thingy to work right now.!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

Baby Chicks in Pencil

Hello Friends!

It has been quite a week here in Northern California! Storms here knocked out power for us and surrounding areas for a couple of days. What started as a thunderstorm also brought snow levels down to 1000 feet which is where we are! So we had wet snow and over 5″ of rain in the last few days.

I sketched these chicks quickly last night which was all I had the energy to do. I think I may have a cold now. Our power came back on yesterday afternoon, so it was an unusual Valentine’s day this year! I hope all of you had one filled with love. Every day is Valentine’s day for me and my husbsnd! πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

Polar Bears Watercolor

Hello Friends!

Well we are on our second power outage this week. This time it has been out for 14 hours now. We have no wi-fi but somehow one spot in the house has a Verizon signal right now.

Anyway, I painted these polar bears today which was fitting for the weather. We got a lot of wind and wet snow last night which is why power has been out all day all over northern CA but some areas have it back. We hope to get ours back in a few hours.

So this may be my only post this week. Tomorrow I may paint some baby chicks!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

Beach Mixed Media

Hello Friends!

Someone on Facebook asked me how I did the water in my flamingo painting. So I tried to sort of duplicate the process. but of course it came out different. And since I mainly only had the bottom left corner of the 9×12 piece of canvas paper left, I used some watercolors to add little grass mounds with a tiny brush. Then I dipped that same brush in some Van Dyck Brown and pulled back on the brush with my index finger to splatter some sand on the beach.

This was fun and didn’t take long at all. I find it difficult sometimes to explain my process, because I don’t always remember what I did afterwards! I used to write down the colors I used in my paintings and sometimes even what size brushes! But now, that just feels like a lot of interruption to my brain while I’m in the “zone.”

Anyway, I do always feel encouraged when someone says something I did looks amazing and asks how I did it!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😁

Flamingo Fun!

Hello Friends!Β 

I worked on this last weekend. I really had a lot of fun doing this in acrylics. I wanted a laughing flamingo because I just think they are funny-looking creatures!

I painted this on a thick piece of wood that was cut from a white bookshelf. I bought a bookshelf for ten bucks that only had one shelf. I knew I had other longer shelves in the garage that could be cut down to add another one to it. So my husband cut it for me, and I decided to paint the smaller piece. But then I ended up giving the bookshelf to him for his new podcasting and writing room. As it turned out, he didn’t need the extra shelf!

Next I am going to be working on painting some polar bears. I may do them in acrylics, but I haven’t decided yet. It is another winter animal we are doing at The Inspiration Place.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😁

Piggy Watercolor

Hello Friends!

This is a piggy watercolor I decided to do today. I have been really busy this week! Our daughter moved out, so her room became my first “official” art studio! I say official, because I won’t have to share this room with anyone else, well, except Wampus the cat! She follows me everywhere! So I have been moving stuff around again. And my writing desk fits nicely in the closet (because it has no doors.) That way I can use my same chair to do art and turn right around in the same spot to my laptop behind me. Cool, huh?

Since I have been a part of a group of artists on Facebook at The Inspiration Place with Miriam Schulman, we have been inspired to paint several different animals. I painted a flamingo over the weekend which was my own idea. I am posting that one tomorrow.

Now I am going to work out. I need to keep my back and arm in shape for everything I want to do.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😁

 

Mice in Watercolor

Mice In Love

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to share a watercolor I did this morning of a mouse couple. I am super pleased with how it came out. And I drew the mice and everything else just the way I wanted them to look! This was so much fun!

I joined a club online atΒ The Inspiration PlaceΒ called The Insider’s Club. The videos are taught by an artist namedΒ Miriam Schulman.Β 

Her website isΒ http://www.schulmanart.com

So next we are doing polar bears. I wanted to make my own design and mice my own way instead of copying what she did. I am really trying not to copy stuff or trace things. It is definitely challenging!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug. πŸ˜€

Mouse Pencil Drawing

Hello Friends,

I worked on this little mouse yesterday. But for now just decided to do it in pencil. I will do a watercolor of it some other day.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

 

Deer Watercolors

 

 

Hello Friends!

This week I attempted to paint the deer I sketched a couple of weeks ago in watercolors. I used my Prisma watercolor pencils for these.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

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