Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daily inspiration . . .

I get inspiration from all places if I pay attention but one of my favorite places
is a daily post on Facebook by one of my friends, Katherine Endacott.

She posts a daily photo of her surroundings and calls it Good morning, Pleasant Dale.
Usually a photo of the fields around her home or of a drive into town, she uses her iPhone
as her instrument and takes the most beautiful shots
of whatever inspires her. 

Yesterday was such a day that she inspired me to paint this foggy, snowy, grey field
with a few cows sprinkled in for Nebraska-ish elements. 

I'll be doing this scene a number of times as it is stuck to me like glue.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cashing in on Christmas . . .


"Ed's Road"

You guys.
I got the best thing for Christmas.
Well, every Christmas.
I ask for a gift certificate to a locally-owned art shop and I always get what I ask for.
This year I took my $50 and bought the big set of Derwent watercolor pencils and I'm so excited!
That $50 put a only small dent in the cost but SO worth it!
So here you go.
New work.
New watercolor techniques.
Detail and wash.
Aquabord.
Exploration.

Thursday, January 19, 2017