Saturday, July 15, 2017

Inchies taking a look.

Spread some out to see how colors work together.  I like them even the neutrals.

Saturday morning cutting up inchies.

Mixed media group getting ready for inchie project.   Im cutting up some old painting discards that will do fine in a paper mosaic.     Heres a batch.

Friday, July 14, 2017

151 and counting

The container I use to house my abstracts is over-crowded.     Damn.    I need to find another so i can keep them together.    I sat down this am and looked at all of them.  Im hoping to find inspiration for a garden mosaic.     Lots of inspiration there.     It will be fun to adapt my own creation into a different medium.     

Before I put them away I counted.    Yikes.   151 loose ones.   Prob a few more framed here and there.     This project of a breakfast painting each day is so productive - obviously.     its such a great way to start the day.   

Landscape tweaked

This one was really challenging as the darks in the water were so dark and left a riverbank too distinct.  I still dont like it but its much better now.   

Another painting changed.


Last evening I sat down with the box of breakfast sketches I did over the past year and a half.      OMG.    thats a lot of art.     I have them grouped as landscapes.  Still lifes.  Trees.    Florals.   People.   Critters. Abstracts.   Etc.    There were only about 8 that I really dont like.   Tossed the worst of the worst.   Set aside a few that needed changes.     This one I changed today.  

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday morning study

An article in Watercolor Artist April 2011 featured artist Cathy Johnson and her use of watercolor pencils..   this little study is based on an example of her work shown on page 16.    Its not my usual pallette so thpught Id give it a try.