Sunny Day

Spent the bulk of the day finding shade and painting today! I am really enjoying allowing the watercolors to work their magic. Where I am typically tighter in my drawing style when using ink pens and then watercolor over the top, I find using just watercolor and brush allows me to be more gestural and simplistic. It’s like a breath of fresh air, a relief (sigh).

Day 53: Sunset

I am really enjoying the experimentation process of watercolor lately. You can find this postcard in my Etsy shop!

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Day 21-23: landscapes

My boys are working on landscape assignments today for art. This week has been an inspiration to do the same.

Old Blue

This car has a history, a short one.  When my husband was in the military, he found this car in some Northwestern state and bought it.  He drove it all the way across country to his mom as a gift.  This was at least two decades ago, and sadly, his mom never drove it or used it, and so it sits.  We’ve had people offer to take it off of her hands, but she refuses.  Odd, right?  It’s a robin’s egg blue color and is starting to rust pretty good.  It would probably be an easy fix up for someone who has the love for it.  Sad.  I’ve photographed it many times, and drawn it a couple as well.  Here it is in my moleskin sketchbook, first done in pencil, then in Micron black pen.  Enjoy.

old car 7:15

By the Beach

Here is a quick sketch I did last week while my boys were playing on the beach.  This little boy was drinking from the coveted juice box while standing in the water.  He moved quickly, so this was a little challenging to capture him.  It was a really hot and sunny day, and the beach was packed, which is to say stuffed since our beach is uber tiny.  This sketch was done in my moleskin sketchbook with a Micron #3 black ink pen.  Enjoy!

boy on beach 7:2015

Cow with Corn Painting

Earlier I posted the drawing for this painting, and now, here is the painting! This was done as a custom order and a trade with a friend. She wanted the colors of the sky, fence, and grass to be those of a painting from a Paint and Sip type of class project that she couldn’t attend. She added the corn and the cow. This is 11×14 in acrylics.amy's finished cow