Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Another hummingbird in the works. I have put this away so many times and gotten it back out, added a few strokes, and put it down again. Washed out some areas I didn't like, then re-painted. When you use this much color it takes more work to balance it out, and always the threat of overworking looms on your mind.  Who would think such a carefree picture would create such agony?  Maybe the next one will paint itself; we can always hope!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Peony Time

The peonies are so luscious and full this year!  However, the constant rain is making them droop. I wait all year for them to bloom again so it's always a rush to try and capture them in their essence.
This is the first time I've painted on Clayboard (aquaboard) and it's a lot of fun.  The colors stay vibrant and it's so forgiving and versatile. I'm using Brusho too on this so a lot of joyous experimenting is going on. You can lift the color with water and a brush, or use bleach to whiten out an area.  I'm going to need a bulk order of these boards-the possibilities are endless!