Butterfly and flowers

Butterfly and flowers

  This has been my “reinvention” month. I implemented a new painting workspace using a small shelf to hold the paint and water in front of the easel. I can now reach paint, water and surface with the brush held in my mouth. Yay! Inspiration: I wanted to reinvent...
crocus in the snow

crocus in the snow

inspiration: I wanted to draw something that said “spring” and the crocus flower made sense. I found a photo of crocuses in the snow. Then I bumped into the art of Joanne Boon Thomas and fell in love with her line and wash technique, which I saw at Arttutorcom. She...
Smiling frog

Smiling frog

inspiration: I started this drawing in January, when I was working with the kind promise “I will live joyfully for no apparent reason.” I searched online for joyful creatures and found this smiling frog. Creation: I had the beginnings of the drawing blocked out before...
Harvest 2017

Harvest 2017

Today, I came across Jamie Ridler’s creative journaling practice. Every day she makes note of the inspiration, creation and insight. So… Inspiration for this piece was harvest time and the vegetable photo. Creation: day one – block out the vegetables (very sketchy);...
Watercolor + ink collaboration

Watercolor + ink collaboration

I set out to make courageous marks and wanted to have some strong color. That led me to think about the many watercolor sketchbooks I have from previous years. I let the “old” painting suggest where to start to make ink marks and then elaborated. I like these marks....