Monthly Archives: July 2016

Something I Like

It’s always a good feeling, isn’t it, when we draw or paint something we like. This watercolor is simple, but I do like it. I like old roads, and I wanted a chance to practice more on trees, so I

Something I Like

It’s always a good feeling, isn’t it, when we draw or paint something we like. This watercolor is simple, but I do like it. I like old roads, and I wanted a chance to practice more on trees, so I

So…Here’s My Something Awful

In yesterday’s post I talked about my awful watercolor. I was planning to paint something new — and hopefully better — and as so often happens, my plans didn’t quite work out. So, I figured I’d go ahead and post

So…Here’s My Something Awful

In yesterday’s post I talked about my awful watercolor. I was planning to paint something new — and hopefully better — and as so often happens, my plans didn’t quite work out. So, I figured I’d go ahead and post

Something Different

I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I joked about calling today’s post “Something Awful” or even “Something Ugly”. But then as I got ready for my husband’s

Something Different

I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I joked about calling today’s post “Something Awful” or even “Something Ugly”. But then as I got ready for my husband’s

Something Green

I’m in a green, leafy mood! I sound like a vegetable, don’t I? I happen to love vegetables, and as you already know, I also love trees. After painting yesterday’s green, leafy tree, I went all out today with a

Something Green

I’m in a green, leafy mood! I sound like a vegetable, don’t I? I happen to love vegetables, and as you already know, I also love trees. After painting yesterday’s green, leafy tree, I went all out today with a

Something Leafy

Today’s watercolor is another tree painting. I love trees, and I want to be able to paint them in a somewhat realistic style. I’ve struggled with size, shape, color, proportion…and the good news is that I’m getting better. In doing

Something Leafy

Today’s watercolor is another tree painting. I love trees, and I want to be able to paint them in a somewhat realistic style. I’ve struggled with size, shape, color, proportion…and the good news is that I’m getting better. In doing

Something Snowy

Well…it’s supposed to look like a snowy field. I’ve been teaching myself the importance of leaving white areas on my paper when painting with watercolor, and I’m getting better. I thought doing a snowy scene would be a good way

Something Snowy

Well…it’s supposed to look like a snowy field. I’ve been teaching myself the importance of leaving white areas on my paper when painting with watercolor, and I’m getting better. I thought doing a snowy scene would be a good way

Something Imaginary

It’s been another very long and tiring day. My sister was feeling sick again this morning, but later she did get better. In fact, she had quite an appetite and probably ate more today than I’ve seen her eat in

Something Imaginary

It’s been another very long and tiring day. My sister was feeling sick again this morning, but later she did get better. In fact, she had quite an appetite and probably ate more today than I’ve seen her eat in

Something Rocky — Or Not

I’ll be heading out early this morning for another drive to St. Joseph. It’s about 90 minutes, which isn’t long, although sometimes on the return trip I do run into heavy rush-hour traffic coming through Kansas City. Thank you for

Something Rocky — Or Not

I’ll be heading out early this morning for another drive to St. Joseph. It’s about 90 minutes, which isn’t long, although sometimes on the return trip I do run into heavy rush-hour traffic coming through Kansas City. Thank you for

Something Primary

I was in another “playful” painting mood today. With everything going on, the trips to help my sister, and a lot of other things to do, I find it difficult to get into a painterly state of mind. I don’t

Something Primary

I was in another “playful” painting mood today. With everything going on, the trips to help my sister, and a lot of other things to do, I find it difficult to get into a painterly state of mind. I don’t

Something Old

After a busy, busy day, there isn’t time enough for me to do a painting today, so I’m grabbing one I did earlier in the month. It’s the result of using up a bit of left-over watercolor after finishing another

Something Old

After a busy, busy day, there isn’t time enough for me to do a painting today, so I’m grabbing one I did earlier in the month. It’s the result of using up a bit of left-over watercolor after finishing another