Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tired Peony with it's Vegetable Friends DPW challenge

"Tired Peony and its Vegetable Friends" 10x6 watercolors
This week's Daily Paintworks challenge is to paint vegetables from life.  I wasn't sure how I'd like the challenge, especially using watercolors.  I tend to think in oils when I consider painting still life.  But I think the rich color transitions made this project fun.

 I was tempted to paint a person for the peony's friend but I didn't.  So I hope I get humanitarian points for that ;)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Butterfly & Lilac Watercolor

It's lilac season here in Nebraska. I haven't seen any monarchs yet but somewhere in the world they must find some lilacs, maybe further south? This was a fun little painting that I presented to my watercolor class so they could experiment with masking fluid and negative painting.