Saturday, July 14, 2018

World watercolor month day 14 Sweet Treats

Day 14 prompt Sweet Treat. I thought of all the sweet treats that I could pick from and I would choose pie. That part wouldn't be hard. Now choosing what kind of pie would be hard. I love almost every slice of pie I have ever had. There was a slice of coconut creme pie that stands out in my memory. I had it right from the oven at a small coffee shop. Another pie memory that comes to my mind was my first try at making a cherry pie. It didn't turn out right but it is a family story of my cooking journey.  I thought it would be fun to have the background on my card read "If I choose a sweet treat, I choose pie. What would you choose?" I took those two sentences and using google translate, got the French translation and wrote it on my paper. 
 I sketched my little chef and two decorative borders.

Friday, July 13, 2018

World watercolor month day 13 Fast and loose

When I saw the prompt for today, FAST AND LOOSE. I spent time thinking about what I would do. I thought about what is fast.
The first thought I had was a baseball. I am a Cardinal's baseball fan. The Cardinals have a young pitcher who throws really fast balls. 
My second thought was what is really fast is time. It goes by too fast. I just wasn't sure how to paint that. 

Then I thought of little hummingbirds and their wings. Their wings movement is very fast.

 The other thought I had for fast was a truck. I decided to paint a 1950's Ford pickup truck. I had to sketch it several times to get the proportions correct. I
 really like how my truck turned out.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

World water color month day 12 Forest Animals

For day 12 Forest Animals, I did three little animals. A raccoon, a hedgehog and a little fox. 

Finished Raccoon project

Just so you know, there were a couple of sketches of my little hedgehog that didn't make it past the sketch phase. A little tweaking here and there before settling in on the sketch I finally use. Here were two that didn't make the cut

Since it looked more like the violets were growing out of his head, I decided to sketch a few more violets.

My final hedgehog project. (I did make this one bit mixed media. I added some yellow acrylic paint drops to the centers of the flowers and I used colored pencils to add a little more texture to his fur.

 My finished little fox project.

More from day 11 (world water color month day 11 Beautiful Blooms)

I did these on the 11th but didn't get them posted until today. I love flowers so I decided to do two more paintings. One of sweet peas and one of violets.