Saturday, April 5, 2008

A sheik and his Gran Visir

This is not really new, I made it in February as a joke-challenge with my teacher. She said that I couldn't made the faces without tracing it. Won't say who won! He He :-D

When I saw in EBSQart that there was a show about "1001 Nights" tales, I decided to have a try with it. I'm doubtful but also I know I don't do anything bad!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wednesday (Saturday) Watercolors April Shower

"Daisy Drops" ACEO
I was waiting for a neighbor to arrive and thought I'd finally unwrap a package of papers my fellow watercolorist Barbara Jump cut and sent me. Before I knew it I had a piece good enough for April Showers theme :) I've also decided I love Fabriano Uno! I think I loved it before when I fell out of love with Arches but I never knew what specific Fabriano paper I was using.

Daffodil for Erika

I can't help but think of my friend, Erika, when I post daffodils so this one's for her. Painted on partially gessoed paper. 5 x 7

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Another seascape miniature

I have been working on more miniatures for a forthcoming exhibition this is one of a number of seascapes I shall be showing. I have also sold a couple of prints on the auction site


Daydreaming ACEO

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour wth gouache, 2008
A painting of a woman daydreaming in a garden.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April Showers (or Watercolor Wednesday HELD OVER!)

April Showers = Vinca Flowers

The periwinkle is blooming! Blame it on the April 1st showers, or not!
Creeping myrtle blooms each Spring and serves as a great ground cover in shady spots.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wednesday Watercolors - April Showers

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008

This weeks Wednesday Watercolors theme is "April Showers"so I painted....a guy standing in the rain!! You'll just have to take my word for it that it's an april shower. I know, it's not the most inventive and imaginative idea.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Walk Among Flowers Watercolors ACEO

"Nude Among the Poppies" ACEO
Finally a spring painting from me LOL! I think we should all do this, just walk nude through beautiful tall blooms on a sunny spring day and feel the cool soft petals against our bodies that have been imprisoned by winter clothes!

Spring Gathering

It's Spring at last! And these robins are gathered around the bird bath. Perhaps they're chatting about what they did on their winter vacation. Or perhaps they're just sharing the local gossip.
This piece measures 5x7 inches. Watercolor with pen & ink
J. Elaine Hays (Lanie)