Some Arts & Crafts
My older sister, Kitty, suggested that I put my artwork up on our website. These pictures & crafts are some of the assignments we worked on, while going to a home where a group of friends gathered each week this year, basically to learn how to paint with watercolors. Since my mom is having a hard time getting them to show up on her computer, I have reformated the page, so I hope this works.
I found a picture of these "Poppies" in a catalogue ( I think) and did a watercolor of them. It seems to be a favorite of Mom, Kitty & Gabbe.
This looks very much like the side of our barn - old!
This is Begonia and she is the mother of Piangee. This was done with typical water color techniques and you can see why I like the watercolor-pencil method that I used on her son better (to the right). I just decided to do a watercolor-pencil drawing of Begonia.
Amaryllis Belladonna or Naked Lady. We have some of these in the front yard.
This was my take on a bird house that each lady in our painting group did for the 2009 Tri-County Fair. We had such a wonderful variety in the way each one was done. This one won the Blue Ribbon and Best of Class in the 2009 fair.
My first attempt at a watercolor painting since I was 13 years old. This tree came from my mind, so I guess you could call it an abstract.
This poppy is here to show just how easy it is to get too much black on your painting. I did try to remove some of the black paint, but could not get enough of it off - for my liking. I am still learning how to use watercolors and it is tough!
Ok Mom, I have done some more work on this. Am I getting there? This won a blue Ribbon and Rosette in the 2009 Fair
Hey, I found a way to have lots more control over the watercolor! I used watercolor-pencils to do this one of Piangee and barely used any water at all on it. I was scared to use too much water after I sketched it out and colored it in with the pencils - because I liked what I saw. Basically, I used a feathering brush, that was just barely dampened, to blend the colors. I guess it's more like a colored pencil drawing. It won a blue ribbon and best of class in the 2010 Tri County Fair
This is Daphne at 5 days. She is absolutely beautiful. 2nd place in the 2010 Tri County Fair.
I took a picture of Boris while hissing like a cat to get his attention. Then I did the watercolor-pencil drawing and have not put any water on this yet. I don't think I will. Sorry Boris, you got a 3rd place at the 2010 Tri County Fair.