Friday, April 26, 2013

A Parade of British Birds.... This is my common sparrow...

playing with birds...did a series of silly (non PC )British birds...feels good to paint again.  I did a watercolor, then scanned it into the computer and played around with it.  My favorite is the black bird...I'll post him later this week....

Illustration Friday...Farewell...

In honor of the Boston Marathon victims...farewell dear people...

 Thinking and praying for you all! To all you hurting and injured fellow Americans...Don't let anything stop you from running your race! Run it well.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Interesting BIrd

Saw this boy in my yard the week before we left for the UK.  I think it is an Indigo Bunting...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

iPad art flowers

This illustration app I'm using is quite a primitive app, but it does allow me to play around with ideas. The thing is: computer generated art does allow you a quick way to try different colours and ideas. And also provides you the ability to "back up" if the path you picked turns foul. absolutely misses the most organic aspects of : rough watercolour paper against the hand...pen, paintbrush, little jars of water, tubes of water colours all askew on the table.
Nothing is better than the real thing...

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I was in Paris recently. I found a little book titled, Mandalas. It was a glorious little colouring book for art students. Snapped it right up!!
I took some photos of the various colouring pages and loaded them into my iPad. Then I used an illustration app to colour them in... Art with no mess...although I don't despise an art induced mess any time of day!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

A New Water Colour for 2013

I just wanted to fiddle around with my paints again...miss playing in Blog Land... Hope you are all well and feeling creative!

and of course I had to put it on the computer and mess around with it...this left view is the negative

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Art around the UK

beautiful colors
Living here in the UK,  I spy lots of little arty things...from tiny little illustrations on signs to gorgeous works on the side of the is one I purchased recently for only 30 pounds or a bit less than $60 US matted and framed. It is titled London Bus. There was something so "Richard Scary" about the colors...It just drew me in and said, "Buy me!" I did!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hello and Goodbye

I haven't posted anything in quite a while as I've been busy.  We are moving to the UK very soon. My husband is working there for a year and I am quite excited.  However, moving after just moving is a bit stressful.  And I am stressed  X 10!
Some of my favorite artists live in the UK...maybe I will get an opportunity to visit a few galleries and see their work first hand?  Here's hoping!
Bless you all.  Maybe I will start revisit this blog again from the UK.
 If not,
Goodbye for now.
Thanks for all your wonderful comments over the years.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Boats near the Block Island Ferry Slip

Just took some wonderful photos of boats in the harbor.  We took the Block Island Ferry over for the weekend, recently.  I think these are gritty yet beautiful.