Monday, March 21, 2016

Impressions of a palm lake watercolor


It's been awhile since I posted, so here is today's submission for Creative Every Day.  "Impressions from palm lake", watercolor. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Variation on Childhood, watercolor


For Creative Every Day: Still playing with the idea of bunnies and spring flowers.  There were a bunch of little drawings in my sketchbook and I turned one of those into this tiny 5 x 7" watercolor.  Trying to keep it simple and not get too fussy.  Fun and enjoyable!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Childhood for IF, watercolor and ink


A lot of my childhood memories are arranged by the pets we had.  I was fortunate to live in the country where we had lots of animals (horses, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats), but it was different for my own children.  We volunteered on a nearby ranch for their "farm" experience and even let them raise a couple of chicks at home one spring. When those chicks grew we gave them to our friends who were already keeping chickens.  Over the years, our companions have included dogs, cats, birds, fish, bunnies, turtle, lizards, salamanders, gecko, tarantulas, scorpion, millipede, and rodents.

And yes, I've read the book by Gerald Durrell, "My Family and Other Animals".

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Village for IF, watercolor


Here is one for Illustration Friday's "Village".

I've been looking through old photographs lately, so these sheep have been wandering through my mind.   In this memory, I was in the back seat of my host family's car, enjoying the drive to a nearby town in northern Spain, snapping pictures.  And then the woolly river flooded the road we were on.  There was nothing to do but stop and wait.  I was from the country, but that was a new experience for me and I thought it was great!