Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Very Cherry

I was getting frustrated by another project and losing confidence, so I thought maybe if I stepped away and played today while the kids are with a sitter...

I haven't yet cropped this to my liking yet, but I think it's about 4x6. It's watercolor on paper.

The best part of this project? I was tired of overworking it so I ate the cherry. Now I can't go back into it because I have no reference!

Happy summer!

Monday, June 29, 2015


Studying hair.

I am really struggling with it. I'm having trouble with a full head of hair from behind as well as the movement I want to suggest. 

The face on hair was a study from a watercolor I liked that I found while doing research. I thought it might help with the back.

Here is a detail of a study for another part of the painting.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


I have been working hard on the studies for a painting for a friend. It's taking a long time though because I am out of practice and time is so limited.

Here are some photos of my work in progress and a study of a pomegranate I did today.

It's coming along. I think I will continue to do some pomegranate studies for the next week or so (or until this one starts to go bad. Pomegranates are out of season so this one wasn't cheap so I have to use it to its full potential.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pomegranate, Fig, and Ice Cream

Woah. As I was writing the title I thought that WOULD be an amazing ice cream flavor!

That aside, I got into the studio today to do some studies. I am kind of frustrated because I like working from "live" objects, not reference photos, but figs and pomegranates aren't in season so I have to make due.

Ice Cream (Watercolor on paper)

I found the ice cream part of the painting while cleaning and today I added a cone. I loved the simplicity of the scoop. Not sure how I feel about the cone.

Pomegranate (Watercolor on paper)

Fig (Watercolor on paper)

This was an underpainting I was going to work into but I kind of like it as is. I might not work into it.