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!!