Momentary Quarantine


Nothing else to do but isolate in my studio while waiting for a covid test result for my 98yr old mother. I had just visited her and she wore a mask that was way too big. I spent maybe 10 minutes adjusting her mask and discussing her laundry that I was dropping off.

The test was negative! I kind of liked spending deafening alone time. Door closed with nothing to do but paint. The 24 hr wait was a little unsettling. I two big thoughts. Food. Who would feed me? My husband is not into food at all and I am 🙂

The other thought was that I felt sorry that the family would be burdened with all my artwork if I were to die. Lunch first though!

Looking for Spring


On my daily walks with our dog, I saw some crocuses. Spring is just around the corner. So fun when all the color bursts out of the ground and from the trees! It made me want to do a loose, free painting.

I liked that one so much I did another!

I love just swinging the brush around!! Splash, swipe, sketch, sketch….voila!!

Illustrations for my book


I’ve been working on and off on this book for months. Maybe it’s been a year or more, I’ve lost track. In any case, I have the bulk of it done but can’t help but add and subtract pictures. My husband, desperately trying to learn In-design, cringes every time I want to make a change. I’m so sorry, really I am.

The book is an easy reader, for ages 7 to 9. Most of the time publishers don’t want illustrations for that age or if they do, drawings are simple. Since I haven’t found an agent or publisher, I’m doing this on my own and not paying attention to publishing guidelines (standard me behavior).

Here is the problem. I started with a picture like the one below. At first making a simple magnifying glass, then deciding I could make it a little more interesting. And so it goes…one picture after the other.

What that means is that, if nothing else I’m enjoying the process.

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Mixed Up


Mostly watercolors but also some acrylic ink and granulation medium. So fun!! Now I want to go buys all the acrylic ink colors.

Maybe Tomorrow


Thinking about a summer walk with my dog.

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A Light Snow


Today’s weather selfie. Snow.

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The Swim


Just a thought….

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Chillin’


I had this in mind for today…or any day.

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Snorkeling


Small doodle painting… I like gray and yellow.

Snorkeling

Elephant In The Garden


ElinthegardenSome fun on a day off.

Acrylic Ink!


I’ve been playing with acrylic ink. Who knew? The difference, I’m guessing, is that regular ink is transparent and the acrylic is opaque and a little thick. The result is that I can use a fine tip pen (the dipping kind) over an existing watercolor. foxinthegarden

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The Rabbit and the Bloodle


RabbitanddogOdd little watercolor with ink but I love it!

Let It Rain


Rainy yesterday:

let it rainwatercolor, ink, acrylic on paper.

Sold!

Getting Punchy


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From the brain with a concussion and way too much time alone. Painting was fun, exhausting but fun. The caption reads – this is embarrassing but here goes –
I find you absolutely radishing!
Then there’s one on turnips, lettuce, sweet potatoes and yams. It’s the Vegetables In Love series. I know… Going bananas over here.

Watercolor and embroidery


Way too bright for me but fun on some level.


Liking the direction and the combination of paper, watercolor and embroidery but not sure if I got this one right or not. I think I need to add more trees or something. Something is missing and not sure what it is yet.

 

 

 

Recent trip to NYC


I’ve always been fascinated by horizon lines. This is one of the pieces that came of the trip: