June 2 day (2 of 30 paintings)

Woohoo day 2 Pansies caught my eye. Love them! Takes a lot of viewing to paint them more realistic. Also controlling the paint and figuring out the color mixes. I will include my picture I have been using for these first few days.

Measures about 1 1/2 x 3 inches taken by my mobile phone.

June 1 day (1 of 30)

Ok so here I go, 30 paintings in 30 days.  Today I had time to do a few in one sitting.  I realized I may not be able to paint on some days so will do some in advance for the those days where life gets in the way. Today was all about pansies. First painting taken in sunshine and also in shade. Not sure which is best. Have a wonderful day,hope you get to paint today

Taken in the sunshine colors look muted.
Same picture in shade, difference shows in colors. 🤔 Interesting..

A great way to start painting again.

Let me begin with I have no affiliation with this author/artist.  My daughter bought me this lovely workbook called “Watercolor book vol 1 botanicals by Sara Cray.”  I love it! In it she has projects with pre drawn subjects.  Each project focuses on a type of technique using watercolors.  I like that I don’t have to search and draw out subject matter which is overwhelming at this point. Each project actually has a watercolor paper with a drawing lightly printed and can be removed to frame. At this point I want to get a handle on the painting part.  So this is perfect in my opinion to learn and practice.  I’ve taken pictures of my progress of this painting.  Also the info of the book if anyone is interested in it. This project took me less than an hour.

Using waterproof ink pen
Adding flowers and splatter loosely rendered

Memorial Day Weekend

I’m so grateful to all the veterans and their families for the sacrifice to keep us free and safe.

I hope everyone is having a peaceful weekend. I visited my mom and dad and planted marigolds at the headstone. It makes me feel good to honor them for all they did for me.

I’m gearing up to start my 30 in 30 starting June first. I pulled out and organized my paints and what have you. I did paint 4 small paintings about 4 x4 inches in size.

It was an interesting painting session to say the least. I realized I forgot a lot of the rules.,1. Let first layer dry, before marching on wet on wet is great untill it isn’t… 2. Plan your painting a little bit…thumb nail figure out your lights and darks. 3. Don’t give up too soon. I think I could finish these off by adding some details over these little paintings..who knows I just may. Here they are in their little beginner painted glories. I feel like a beginner again and that’s perfectly ok.☺️

Group shot
A lilac bush that is not your typical purple color. These are tiny pinky color,need to work on figuring out that color
Same lilac bush
Petunias and geraniums
Just color wet on wet play

So there you go. Hope everyone has a great weekend,we are having gorgeous weather here in the northeast

My 30 paintings in 30 days!

This I must say was an eye opener, when we say we don’t have enough time.  It is So not true ,I have proved to myself that I can find the time.  I was really entrenched in this process this month, and had a fun time doing it.   So now I need to keep this momentum going, painting away.

These are my 30 , and pleased overall.   Thanks for taking a look 🙂picmonkey-image