Thursday, April 14, 2011

day one hundred ninety-five

Good evening - and, boy, has it been a day!

After running around the city with my dear friend this afternoon, I am beyond exhausted and spent just a little time on the painting tonight.

Hope that you guys enjoy the beginning of the weekend!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

day one hundred ninety-four

So, this little guy is garlic sprouting something. I checked and apparently that means the garlic went bad. I don't really care for the painting - nor did I quite finish it - but, I didn't have much motivation to finish once my good friend, Megan Leap, showed up to DC! I'm so excited she's here and am sitting with her making some plans for our next 5 days together.

Monday, April 11, 2011

day one hundred ninety-two

Hi y'all! Hope your Monday is going well... mine is - well - a Monday, I suppose. I am already looking forward to Tuesday!

Here's a whole apple because I got tired of painting apple cores! :)

5.5x6" watercolor

Sunday, April 10, 2011

day one hundred ninety-one

apple with some more bites taken out of it... almost to the core. 

5.5x6.5" watercolor

Saturday, April 9, 2011

day one hundred ninety

another apple with some bites out of it. i don't like it much, but here ya go!

5.5x7.5" watercolor

Friday, April 8, 2011

day one hundred eighty-nine

Due to being out of town for a wedding, I was unable to paint over the weekend. However, I made up for them today!! It's not my ideal situation - and I even took my paints with me to Little Rock - but I just did not have the time.

My weekend was really amazing. I made new friends, caught up with some old ones, and attended an absolutely beautiful wedding.

7.5x5.5" watercolor

Thursday, April 7, 2011

day one hundred eighty-eight

Hi folks! How are y'all doin? Although a bit tired, I'm doing pretty well.

Today was a very full day, and I'm about to embark on a very full weekend. I am excited to be going to Little Rock for a wedding - as the date of a special guy. Also, I will be able to reunite with some friends I don't get to see often. Overall, I am anticipating a joyful weekend! Note: I will still be painting, but I'm not sure if they will be posted in the same way. Check back in a couple days if they don't show up immediately. Thanks for your understanding. :)

I thought yesterday would be my last brown banana painting. Alas, I bring you another old banana - this time, in black & white. I approached this one as more of a drawing. I used a thinner brush and basically sketched it out. And, yes, this is the same banana. 

4.5x7.5" watercolor

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

day one hundred eighty-seven

thank you to everyone who has sent emails or posted comments on the blog or facebook recently. I've gotten positive feedback on the fruit paintings, so I'm going to continue with yet another banana.

this time - there is more contrast. it's the same banana featured in 2 of the former paintings, so it's grown a bit older and browner. i'm happy to add it to my brown banana collection in the freezer very soon. safekeeping for whenever i get the craving for banana bread or pancakes. :)

5x7" watercolor

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

day one hundred eighty-six

Today's post was inspired by Day 184. It is the same banana, yet a couple days older. Although I do not enjoy eating brown bananas, I do believe the markings are really beautiful.

I chose not to use yellow as a bit of a challenge.

Thanks for letting me share with you. Hope you have a wonderful day!

4.5x5.5" watercolor

Monday, April 4, 2011

day one hundred eighty-five

Today's post is of another fruit (right?) -- the tomato. One neat fact about the tomato is that in French, it is pomme d'amour, which means "love apple." Cute.

This wasn't originally finished... but I really like the unfinished look- mostly the white space. It takes a lot of restraint for me to leave white space like that, so it may need to be a personal challenge for future paintings.

4.5x5.5" watercolor

Sunday, April 3, 2011

day one hundred eighty-four

Today's was a simple one... because I was sleepy and needed to do it quickly. (I actually even fell asleep while blogging about it last night, but set the blog post date to April 3rd.)

We have here a banananannaaa. I didn't give it much detail- just plain & simple. The next post will be more detailed. :)

5.5x6" watercolor

Saturday, April 2, 2011

day one hundred eighty-three

This weekend has been wonderful. I was able to do some great activities around DC:  drank coffee under the cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin Friday night with my boyfriend and also drove out to Lucketts and walked away with an old coffee table book about French paintings during the Impressionist era.  Although transitions and change are difficult, I am feeling more and more at home around here. And, I'm very thankful for that. The Lord has been really gracious to me.

So, today's painting is of a grapefruit! I had half a grapefruit leftover from a salad I made the other night. Might I add that it's an awfully sweet & yummy grapefruit; I can't wait to eat the rest of it!!  Back to the painting - I'm not crazy about it. I messed up the ellipse pretty soon and just couldn't recover the shape of the fruit. I think it still looks appetizing, though. :)

6x7" watercolor

Friday, April 1, 2011

day one hundred eighty-two

Happy April Fool's Day & welcome back to my daily blog! I've missed you and painting. You have no idea how good it was to paint a little something today! It's clear that I have been out of practice, because it took me much longer than it used to. Thanks for allowing me to take a month off - I feel refreshed and ready to move right along.

This is a painting of a still-life of fruit & veggies we had around the house. Pictured here is a pepper, apple, pear, avocados, lemon, grapefruit, & potato. 

I spent a little while on it and although it doesn't feel complete, I was getting too frustrated with that bottom-left potato to finish! :)

7x7" watercolor