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Crochet and Violets

Crochet and Violets  watercolor on paper  12" x 9"/ 30 x 23cm.


I'm so happy to have finally finished this painting. The inspiration came to me from violets that bloomed way back in February.   I started this from life, unfortunately the flowers wilted so I had to work from memory and my sketches. I wanted to make it equally about the crochet doily pattern as the violets themselves. I like the way the sun hits at noon and creates an interesting shadow. I set my alarm at noon and repeatedly worked at that hour even if sometimes it was only ten minutes at a time.
Thank you for stopping by, I always enjoying getting your feedback on what I do!

Art before Breakfast and beyond

Kitchen Interior watercolor on paper, in my sketchbook I recently finished reading Danny Gregory's new book Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are. The book is full of helpful inspiring tips, great for those like me who find it impossible to fit creativity (of any kind) in a very engaging agenda.    I'm hoping to get back to a weekly posting schedule.

Trying to capture the light while there is a solar eclipse outside...

A Gift to Cherish

(By Jane Moller, olio su cartone / oil on cardboard 10, 5 x 15 cm)

Spring arrived in the mail for me today with this beautiful bouquet painted by my friend Jane Moller.  I am one of the lucky winners of her painting giveaway!
This painting has me mesmerized, it is even more special knowing a dear friend painted it.
Thank you Jane!
Please check out her popular blog True Colors, if you haven't already!