Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Magnolia blooms are so graceful. Their evolution is so interesting - they turn into the oddest seed pods. I used Rose Madder Genuine for this blossom. It's a tricky color to use, cause it tends to granulate unless you are careful. Some artists like granulation, though. I used a wonderful Schmincke color on the stems called Transparent Brown.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009


Since it's been so long since I shared, I thought I would post the painting I did for Illustration Friday. It's 8 x 8 on cold press. I experimented with some alcohol spatters in the background and it left dark bubbles so I spattered some water droplets to get some white ones, too. It came out a little more subtle than I wanted but in the end it worked.