Sunday, February 26, 2017

Floral Time Lines

Practicing line drawing with another quick timed sketch and watercolor, using a Tombow 977 and extra palette "mud" (leftover paint washes), in my Canson sketchbook. Less than five minutes, start to finish.  I really like how it turned out.  It's fun to just be loose and play.

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday Tea Time - Afternoon, Darjeeling Tea

It pays to shop around - I found a box of Afternoon Darjeeling Tea by Taylors of Harrogate, 20 individually-wrapped tea bags for only $2.99 at TJ Maxx.  Absolutely fresh with a Best Buy Date of June 30, 2018.   And a great buy!

What a treat this was, a nice afternoon pick-me-up.  Not too strong, just right.  

Just a little splash of sugar free creamer!
If your local TJ Maxx stores don't have it, you can find it online also on Amazon, or even Walmart.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

La vie en rose

Inspiration from a Lila Rose hang tag -- I liked the abstract line drawing of a rose and tried it two ways...scratching out while still wet with the end of my paintbrush  and then direct painting/drawing (with the brush!) and filling in the spaces.  I like both!   Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Plum Triple Play - Practice, Practice, Practice

Persistance pays off!

I marked off Fabriano 140 pound cold press into thirds. . .and painted!  Repeating - "Line, pattern, shape"

We all liked this one the best --
And I decided to frame it!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Peggy Persists in Practicing Painting Plums - Part 2

Fabriano Hot Press
9" x 12"
Inspired by Van Gogh's "Still Life with Basket of Apples" 1887
I kept it fast, easy and loose.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Wednesday Work in Progress - Peggy Practices Painting Plums

10 1/2" x 11 1/4"
Learning to make highlights by lifting and using gouache and more fuzzy shadow practice.