Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love Rising

That's what I think I'll name this quick little marker and watercolor piece. Remember that gorgeously thick paper I was trying markers and paint pens on? Well, I finally got some markers for me (though my kid's are thicker, and therefore better...) and a tin of cake watercolors too. It was really fun to just doodle and play around. I like what resulted, especially the effects of the sunlight as it was oozing through the blinds, and onto this painting. Makes for a really nice effect in the photo, I think.

And two more quickie watercolors. The flower was just off the top of my head, but for the butterfly, I used one of the illustrations from my kid's homework pages. In fact, there are about 4 butterflies that I have confiscated, and put in my clip art collection. I know I will be using them for reference, or for collage. If I had illustrations like that on my homework pages in second grade, I'm pretty sure my homework would have been really slow going!


  1. LOVE, love, love that top one--isn't it amazing what thick paper and a tin of watercolors can inspire!

  2. it is amazing!! thanks for stopping by!