Wishing you a safe, relaxing & memory-filled holiday!
Wednesday, June 25
Every now and then I share about a new color that I have added to my palettes.
I enjoy colors...
Some palettes have very few colors & the aritsts create stunning images!
I love to share my colors...
This new palette is for our daughter who will soon leave the nest!
Start by laying the tubes near the wells...
I recorded the paint names for her on the back of the palette information sheet.
Just-in-case there is a PERFECT color for the PERFECT project &
she needs to purchase more!
I was commissioned to paint a large collection of baby-themed pieces.
Instead of trying to mix the perfect 'baby' blue...
or find the right red for a soft, pastel pink----
I purchased tubes so that I could keep the collection consistent.
My first palette was set up for landscapes with a few basic colors:
(Example) Winsor Red, Winsor Yellow, Hooker's Green,
Cobalt Blue, Indigo, Sepia, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber.
Then I added an Cadmium orange, Sap Green, Leaf Green, French Ultramarine Blue...
Then I added Phthalo Blue, Violet, Quinacridone Gold, Green Gold etc.
Today, my palette choices are often based on collections I am working on.
'Warm Wishes' (my latest snowman fabric collection through Red Rooster Fabrics)
had aqua backgrounds that would have been impossible for me to make
with my very first palette colors.
I don't paint with the color directly from the tube...
I always mix something with it~
I always mix something with it~
I wrote little notes on the palette images...
Please click on the photographs for a closer look~
I am often asked...
Winsor & Newton is my favorite watercolor paint.
Holbein is my 2nd favorite.
Good paint is expensive.
Permanence is very important.
Choose lightfast pigments, acid-free papers & archival storage/framing sources.
Hope your days are filled with creative!
Monday, June 23
To paint the sweetest strawberries & cherries~
To find the exact 'red' in Americana and darling little red hearts...
I keep adding to my palette!
This new color is 'Pyrrol Crimson' from Daniel Smith.
It is a little 'cooler' than some of my reds...
The perfect touch that I often look for in the shadows!
Inspired by the season, I'm sure!
Hope your week is off to a great start, Sweet Friends~
Thursday, June 19
I met this little love in the garden this morning while I was weeding...
He sang me a beautiful song!
I came inside and sketched him...
Then I drew this!
Hope you have a song in your heart today~
Wednesday, June 18
Do you suppose they are sharing strawberry recipes?
The mouse looks like he's catching his breath!
That's a big berry for a wee little guy to carry all the way home~
Hope your 'strawberry season' is sweet and sunny!
Saturday, May 31
Spent the day playing...
Getting lost in the country with our sweet girl~
It was nice to have sunshine on our shoulders as we visited with pond friends~
Some have their legs...
The wee-ones were just zipping around taking in the glorious sunshine, too!
Hope your weekend is filled with happy surprises, Sweet Friends~
Monday, May 26
Saturday, May 24
With the first peek of light... the choir started!
Singing from their nests!
Tucked in the eaves troughs... singing.
Waiting on limbs for their chances at the feeder... singing.
Perched on the feeders... singing!
Peeking out of their birdhouses... singing!
Hopping through the lawn searching for worms---
singing to their babies, "breakfast is on the way!"
Good Morning, Friends! Hope your day is off to a musical start~
Sunday, May 18
Good Morning, Friends!
We have had a very busy week~ filled with wonderful blessings!
We enjoyed our son's Senior Recital mid-week...
I participated in Seneca Falls, NY 'ArtWalk' on Friday evening...
Our daughter graduated with her AAS degree in Graphic Design yesterday!
'Spring is busting out all over!'
It is absolutely beautiful here and green as far as our eyes can see.
Keeping our friends to the south in our thoughts and prayers as
they clean up and rebuild from damaging waters & flooding...
Praying for all in CA... hoping the weather will help calm the fires.
Little bit of blue...
Little bit of yellow...
Little bit of orange...
Whole lot of nature!
It's wonderful to be in the gardens again~
I tucked some little watercolors in each of my Etsy shops yesterday...
Hope your day is filled with happy moments!
Sunday, May 11
Hope your day is filled with sweet moments...
Remembering so many dear women who have been a part of my life...
Each one taking time to love, shape, mold, encourage, lift me up!
Many have passed without knowing the impact they had...
Some continue to walk beside me today & I treasure them!
Giving thanks to each of you~
As women we share our hearts, minds, experiences and ideas!
We share with our children...
We share with all children...
It isn't about giving birth... it's about giving love.
Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day~ everyday!
Friday, May 9
This little guy caught me taking photos!
He was kind enough to pose and turn, tilt his head and lift his crest~
Dip down, look to the left,
Look up... tail up... tail down....
Great reference photos from a beautiful & smart friend!
Hope your day is filled with WONDERFUL!
Thursday, May 8
Our schedules have been keeping us wildly busy...
Each hour of the day is filled with wonderful!
I had to get on my belly and take some pictures today~
We finally have some color!
Has been a very long wait~
It is a joy to see our Orioles, Grosbeaks & Piliated friends again...
So many different songs...
They must love the sun on their faces...
Sharing sweet conversation~
Every sweet and delicate detail~
Hope you are having a wonderful day!