I’ve not decided on a title for this one yet, although Girl in the Garden isn’t too bad. I found her in the main vegetable garden area of Colonial Williamsburg with the regular gardener. You can see she is working with the regular gardener, but her lovely black velvet hat just seems a bit too… Continue reading Girl in the Garden
Thought you might like to see my next Williamsburg painting as it unfolds rather than wait until the very end. So to that end, here are photos of steps in the progression. On the first day, I just worked on getting my composition the way I wanted it and began transferring the basic lines of… Continue reading Ox Cart Man Day 1 & 2 & 3
A long time ago the man who was to become my husband was learning to play the guitar. He was also a budding song writer and he wrote me a song; an actual serenade. Who would not have fallen in love? I was also just beginning to find my way back to art via weaving… Continue reading My Serenade
I decided to try another Williamsburg painting from my collection of photos I took during our last few visits. This one is much more a portrait of one of the craftspersons. This is day one. I started this painting right after I completed the Fin commission and took a couple of days off after this… Continue reading Williamsburg Book Binder
Here are all the progress shots.
I may be in trouble here. I’m really enjoying painting in watercolor! Yikes! Of course, I’m justifying this. John Singer Sargent, one of my major heroes when it comes to painting and art, worked in a variety of mediums including oils, pencils, pen and ink and watercolor. So, why not emulate one of the greats?… Continue reading New Watercolor Painting
I’m still working on the next painting in my roadway series. I don’t know at what point I realized I had a theme going, but there it is… So here is the reference photo. I took this photo a few years ago on my phone while taking a short cut from one main road to… Continue reading Working through a painting
I think I have finished the watercolor painting of the pots. I took the photo a couple of years ago when I found a pile of terracotta pots under the deck of the house we currently live in. The photo just sort of lived in my collection of reference photos to be used in something… Continue reading Pots
I have decided that the female cardinal is finished. It is a companion piece to the male cardinal head and shoulders piece I completed about a week ago.