Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Card

This is a watercolor painting i did several years ago of a house that is stone and looks like a castle.
I always loved the way it was decorated for Christmas with the toy soldiers lining the stairway.
I have been very busy the past couple of months with other projects so I decided to use it for my Christmas card this year.
It is presently at the printers.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Least favorite Painting

Just finished my least favorite kind of painting. Just a few cupboard doors to go back on tomorrow then some house cleaning and I can decorate!!
Made my Kitchen curtains Thursday night but I decided I want to shorten them more. Love the cardinals though!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Iris Step2 (see July's Post step 1)

I have just got back to working on this Iris Painting. You can look back to July on my blog to see Step 1.
Tonight I have gone over a lot of the lemon yellow under painting with various greens to start the foliage. I have used Hookers green and Perylene green as well as combining Hookers green and Lemon yellow on the palette before putting it to paper.
The Iris is painted using washes of alizarin , permanent rose and ultramarine blue in various combinations of concentrations.
I am now debating going in with ink or leaving pure watercolor. Stay Tuned!!
Coming up for locals to the Quispamsis area I am planning an Open house Art,Jewelry and Christmas decorations sale at my home Sat. Nov. 19th.
Still time to book those commissions for Christmas. What a great gift an original painting!! All I need is a good photo.