Friday, May 28, 2010

IF-- Slither

Coco thought if he held his breath he could slither under the fence.

Magnolia collage

I wanted to try something different. I printed on watercolor paper an old ledger sheet. Then I sketched a magnolia with bud over the ledger sheet. Finally used watercolor pencil to add color.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Handmade watercolor journal for birds

This morning I made another watercolor journal. I happened to see a you tube video last night demo Japanese Stab binding, so I thought I'd give it a try. For this journal I use the following materials: decorative paper for front and back cover;green card stock to put attach to the decorative paper to make it more secure; 20 pieces of tracing paper/watercolor paper; and green ribbon to bind the journal.

Front Cover
Side view

tracing paper with line drawing.
Before I ever start a painting I like to workout the details on tracing paper. Once I'm satisfied, I transfer the drawing to watercolor paper. So when I put this journal together, I incorporated the tracing paper into the journal.
Completed painting. American goldfinch

Hand made watercolor journal

Over the weekend I made myself a watercolor journal. I enjoyed the whole process from picking out the paper for the outside cover to the watercolor sheets inside the journal. I probably have about 25 pages of watercolor paper which I sewed together. On the back inside cover I made a envelope to hold references.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


When I think of equipment, I think of the equipment I use to create my watercolors...watercolor paints, paper,brushes,and water jar.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Field of yellow and red tulips

Just finished this watercolor moments ago. This is the 3rd painting of tulips that I will be offering as a series of 4 note cards. Once the 4Th painting is complete I'll update to my Etsy site.

12" x 12" watercolor block
Daniel smith watercolors

Friday, May 07, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A field of tulips

I just love tulips! Watercolor 12" x 12". I really like this format size of my canvas. Fabriano extra white watercolor block. Daniel Smith watercolors.

Saturday, May 01, 2010


When I saw the word Cocoon, it instantly made me think about a baby bird forming inside the warm cocoon of an egg.