Sunday, September 14, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 14: Abandoned House (2)

Today I am painting, but will not finish a painting.  I am working on this painting which I started last week with the contour drawing I posted.  It requires a lot of effort and detail and will not be completed in one day.  I assure you, I will continue to be painting most of the day!

This painting is 12" x 9" and is on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 13...Apples

I prepared this still life for day 13 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I am also going to use it for my intermediate watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on Canson 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper with Golden's QoR watercolors.  I love them - the pigments are so intense and keep the intensity as they dry, unlike a lot of other watercolors.


Friday, September 12, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12: Yellow Bird Abstract Zentangle

Today I decided to do a zentangle for my painting.  This is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches and is done on black construction paper with yellow gel pens.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 days: Day 11: Into the Woods

Todays painting is a quick watercolor study because I was at the hospital today with my husband who had a heart catheterization this a.m.  He did well and we were allowed to come home this evening.

This painting is 4" x 5" and is painted on printmaking paper with QoR watercolor from Golden Paints.

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 10: All Strung out!!!

This little watercolor is my painting for day 10 - I know this is the 11th, but my dear husband, Rock, has been in the hospital since Tuesday, and I was not able to post this yesterday.

This is 7" x 5" and is painted on printmaking paper with QoR paints from Golden and wet-in-wet drawing with a skewer.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 9: Zentangle Inspired Art using the tangle "Ing"


This project is also for the Diva's Challenge #184 - a Zentangle weekly challenge - I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone, so to speak!  The challenge is to use the new tangle "ing" in a zentangle design or zentangle inspired art.

I had some trouble with "Ing" and am still not certain if I did it correctly.

I did this tangle on a piece of printmaking paper that I had left over.  I did a wet-in-wet background in burnt sienna and yellow ochre using QoR watercolors from Golden and then did my tangle on top using an .03 Micron Pigma black drawing pen.

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 8: Old-Fashioned Peony

I created this painting for Day 8 in the challenge.  The painting is 4" x 6" and is painted on Canson's 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I used the new Golden QoR watercolors - they are so rich and yummy!