Sunday, January 29, 2012

Watercolor Lesson

Recently I cam upon a book, Painting Realistic Watercolors by Dawn McLeod Heim. There are 10 projects and all of them are terrific. Sometimes when I have to remind myself that it is alright to practice on a already designed format. OK, just like coloring when I was a kid. But, it does help. Her detailed instructions and color mixing are very helpful. So, I have one lesson done. Well, it's a start!

Now to the second lesson which is a chocolate truffle. Yum. Of course, I have 6 other projects going, so we'll see how soon I finish it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Catching up

Ahh, there are so many directions to take and so many projects that I want to try.For Christmas I received a couple of books on zentangles. This mandala was a result of studying the many designs.

I am continuing doing my "dot" designs. The quality of this pictures is not the best, but I hope that you can get the idea of a painted 14 x 14" canvas that has gold acrylic, foil collage and puff paint dots. So many more designs are racing through my little head.

I did go to Ohio which is about 2,000 miles from here to see the grandkids. There was snow that lasted for a couple of days. Hey, California girls don't see this this beauty. The 4 year old had to go out and touch the snow on the deck. His adventure lasted about 25 seconds. Notice that I took the picture from inside the house.