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Moka Express

Moka Express 17 × 11cm watercolor on paper available My Italian moka coffee maker has been a nice challenge to work with.  I felt the need to paint something from life, I have been working too much from photographs lately. It has also been a great exercise to improve perspective skills, something else I am also striving for.
I first tried a value study in my sketchbook



my work in progress, almost finished.



Shades of Lavender

Shades of Lavender watercolor on paper 24 x 32 cm

I am working from the same lavender photo of my last post. This time I stepped back in order to add more lavender in my composition. I took a different approach to my painting process and tried to draw less before, going right into the painting. I also kept my palette to a minimum of colors. I like to let my imagination wander a bit, not adhering strictly to the photo.
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Bumblebee

Bumblebee watercolor on Fabriano Artistico cold press 18 x 12.5 cm
This is a larger than life bee painted from a photograph I took last summer. They visit my lavender pots regularly. It has become unusual to see this type of bee because it is, sadly, in decline.



I mixed the black body using Viridian Green, Alizarin Crimson Red and French Ultramarine Blue. I  prefer to not use black from a tube. I like this method because it enables the creation of more interesting shifts of color. 



(my work in progress)

Untamed

Untamed watercolor on paper 24 x 32 cm

I am increasingly enthusiastic of painting animals. It is the first time I tackle painting a fox. Depicting the fur texture was absolutely a challenge.

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Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market watercolor on cold press paper 24 x 32 cm

This painting is based on a photo I took at my local farmer’s market. In the heat of the summer, it is vital to get there early. They luckily are up and running as early as 6am. I wanted to recapture the feeling of that early hour, when the sun helps to bring even more beauty to the already color-filled market.





work in progress

Trust

Trust watercolor on cold press paper 24 x 32 cm

I can't believe the month of March has flown by me... I have worked on this painting slowly throughout the month. It is from a photo kindly provided by artist friend Karen Duncan, painted with permission.

I do not have extensive experience with horses, by the little opportunities I have been given, I have noticed that they are very sensitive animals. It must be a great feeling to have a bond with such an animal, to earn their trust is surely a beautiful thing.

before adding paint 


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to view my work!

Sunflower

Sunflower watercolor on paper 8.5" x 11.5"/21.5 x 29 cm.

I couldn't resist buying this sunflower from the market the other day. It usually dies before I manage to finish painting it from life. It almost felt like it waited for me to finish: it started drooping only once I was done.


 my work in progress

Daydreaming Summer

Daydreaming Summer watercolor on paper 8.5" x 11.5"/21.5 x 29 cm.


It has become rather cold and dreary. I thought this would cheer me up, hopefully it will you as well!
Happy New Year!