Wednesday, January 09, 2013

From the sketchbook: dino & flamingos

I feel like this guy has a story, but I'm not sure what it is yet... sketchbook_1.8.13_dino
My nephew stopped by while I had out the bright fuschia liquid watercolor and wanted to try it out. His snake (he's 2 and everything he draws is a snake) looked like a flamingo, so I embellished and then did one of my own. I'm partial to the energy of his! Might have to use it as inspiration to stray a little from my own comfort zone. sketchbook_1.8.13
Do you ever feel like you hold the year in the palm of your hand? You might be right IMG_2113
...or maybe you just ordered a mini-calendar online thinking it would not be quite so mini.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Inspiration on a frosty morning

Walking with my dog this morning out at the Walnut Creek trails, I was struck by the beauty of the glittery dew and frost and subtle golden colors of winter. My brain kept mixing watercolor paint to capture those shades, but the only tool I had on hand was my phone. And now I have my painting inspiration for the week... IMG_2101 IMG_2089 IMG_2103 IMG_2098 IMG_2085 IMG_2095 IMG_2087 IMG_2081 IMG_2105 The frosty abandoned tennis ball might be my favorite moment.