Friday, April 26, 2013

A Parade of British Birds.... This is my common sparrow...

playing with birds...did a series of silly (non PC )British birds...feels good to paint again.  I did a watercolor, then scanned it into the computer and played around with it.  My favorite is the black bird...I'll post him later this week....

Illustration Friday...Farewell...

In honor of the Boston Marathon victims...farewell dear people...

 Thinking and praying for you all! To all you hurting and injured fellow Americans...Don't let anything stop you from running your race! Run it well.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Interesting BIrd

Saw this boy in my yard the week before we left for the UK.  I think it is an Indigo Bunting...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

iPad art flowers

This illustration app I'm using is quite a primitive app, but it does allow me to play around with ideas. The thing is: computer generated art does allow you a quick way to try different colours and ideas. And also provides you the ability to "back up" if the path you picked turns foul. absolutely misses the most organic aspects of : rough watercolour paper against the hand...pen, paintbrush, little jars of water, tubes of water colours all askew on the table.
Nothing is better than the real thing...

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I was in Paris recently. I found a little book titled, Mandalas. It was a glorious little colouring book for art students. Snapped it right up!!
I took some photos of the various colouring pages and loaded them into my iPad. Then I used an illustration app to colour them in... Art with no mess...although I don't despise an art induced mess any time of day!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

A New Water Colour for 2013

I just wanted to fiddle around with my paints again...miss playing in Blog Land... Hope you are all well and feeling creative!

and of course I had to put it on the computer and mess around with it...this left view is the negative