Thursday, February 17, 2011

day one hundred seventy

in this painting, i was having difficulty building up the colors and layers. it's of a leaf, and it was pretty unsuccessful. i also think i need a new tube of brown paint... it's just getting old and icky. 

3.5 x 5" watercolor

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

day one hundred sixty-nine

painting of a stick i found. the lines really fascinated me.

3.5 x 4" watercolor

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

day one hundred sixty-eight

this little guy was inspired by the colors and shapes i found in a rock. although a little creative liberty was taken to enhance the colors, the rock really was beautiful. 

3.5 x 4" watercolor

Monday, February 14, 2011

day one hundred sixty-seven

{these posts are going to be a little out of order, but i'm posting the most recent right away so i can explain}

since i've been in northern virginia, i have received most of my inspiration from the outdoors. even though it has been pretty chilly, being outside is normal. that said, i went on a walk today to breathe in fresh air, take pictures and hopefully gain inspiration for the blog & for some other design work i'm doing. it worked, because not only was i refreshed but was able to see beauty all around me.... especially in the form of nature's patterns.

the painting below is of a tree that fell down in a nearby park. i was specifically intrigued by the beautiful purple-grey coloring mixed with the yellow-brown, as well as the multiple textures of lines. trying to emulate God's handiwork is pretty difficult, i might add.

3.5 x 4" watercolor

Thursday, February 3, 2011