Thursday, February 25, 2010

This one is called Fruitbowl. Its 4 inches by 4 inches. I painted it for the Watercolor Swappers Group Swap. It's a swap we do once a month or so. This time of year I crave fresh fruit. Probably because its out of season. Mid winter I always long for the warm long days of summer.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New ATC watercolors

I painted this group of ATC's with my new Daniel Smith watercolors. I bought the transparent set for christmas. They work much different than my old watercolor set which is a semi permanent /transparent set of Winsor & Newton in a field kit.
Nothing like learning to paint all over again. I can't say ones better than the other as both are considered professional quality. I lke using them both, they are just different. On the plus side for the Daniel Smith is that they have many more colors and types and levels of saturation for their water colors and have them grouped in sets as well as available individually. They are on line and local to Seattle, WA

New journal pages

I'm contributing to 3 art journals. They are basically sketch books with graphics and text. Two of the journal art journals are themed , I have a month to contribute 4 pages of art and text. The third I have several weeks to fill with as much art as I can at least 30 entries. I will then send it off and I will receive one in return. The idea is to share a bit of your life, inspire your swap partner and make a friend. I don't know if I will do this again but I am enjoying so much I have started an art filled journal for myself. Its more than just a sketch book its daily pictorial observations of bits of my universe and more. Here is one of my pages so far.