March 23, 2017

Plein Air….Plants




I really enjoy this view from my study in my new house.


So, one day I tried to capture it.


I first, just got some basic shapes down, and lots of green for those trees.


When I was done, I went back in and outlined with my micro pen.  The above portion is not outlined and the lower portion was.  I prefer to outline but I don’t dislike the look when it’s not.

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Here’s my cactus for my daily Watercolor month last July. 


My front door with a potted plant that stayed strong the entire summer!


My Christmas tree sans ornaments.


Here’s a truck from a flower farmer (@floretflower) that I follow on instagram.  Drawn from my ipad feed.


And most recently, my precious plant that was given to me a few years ago.  Grown from a cut off of my grandmothers stock.  A most interesting house plant that can handle my neglect.

Now, I’m off to enjoy this nice weather!

March 9, 2017

Fun Flowers in watercolor


Took the above picture at Chelsea Market during my trip to NYC!  Just looking at this makes me hopeful for an early beautiful spring.


Did some simple watercolor doodles in my moleskine one day….


Took that same page 6 months later and expanded on it.  Amazing that I really have to look for the original forms.


Got one of my fun stencils out…and wanted to do a hawaiian type of design inside the petals.


Then I put in a black and white background.  Fun illustration practice.  I’ll do something like this again.


No stencils here…just illustrated floral doodles.


Then the fun part…..coloring Smile


Used a simple stencil to create the leaves, then colored in…I wanted to see how this inexpensive watercolor set holds up and if it looks vivid or watered out.  I think it held up rather well!

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By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden