Monday, November 28, 2011

My cat's nemesis

IMG_3553 nemesiscat You may think my cat looks like the tough one, all pirate-eyed in the morning light; but, in fact, this black and white, ink-lipped kitty has got several pounds on her and a lot more territorial prowess. In the past month, I've had to break up several fights/chases, always with B&W chasing my Lena. The 'bad kitty's markings are great, though, and more fun to paint than all-black. Don't tell Lena! IMG_3546 My cat is the bossy one inside the house, regardless of size. Poor 80-lb Lloyd!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter fruit

sketch11.26.11_persimmon P1020677 sketch11.26.11_lemonetrog The jewel tones of winter citrus and persimmons and pomegranates always make me want to break out my paints. I've been going back in my watercolor sketches with pencil to add some darks; still working that out. I actually like the photograph of the persimmon better than the scan because it shows those different textures. The etrog is something I've never seen or bought before, but the description at the grocery mentioned that it was used in a Jewish holiday and could perfume a room for weeks...very intriguing. It smells like citrus meets rose.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A cloudy landscape

landscape IMG_3448 A watercolor sketch from this afternoon and another "painting" project this week, one of the furniture sealant variety (two more coats to go!). Funny how they've both got the same colors.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Heirloom beans

heirloom beans Okay, another watercolor sketch for my goal this month (painting a day for the rest of November). Soaked heirloom beans (these were for veggie chili) just lend themselves to watercolor, so many beautiful shades...

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Back in the studio with watercolor

rose sketch dill and radish
Just getting the feel for painting again after a hiatus. The dill and radish were leftover from today's lunch. Quinacridone Rose, which I almost never use, went into both the rose and radish sketches.