Sunday, May 12, 2013

Making Sunday: Spring Blossoms

Hello this rainy and misty Sunday, wishing all mothers a Happy Mother's Day! Today a showcase of blossoms from a nearby flowering tree, I'm not too sure what kind they are but they inspired a pastel drawing, it has been ages since I created anything with pastels. Color pencils quickly outlined the round shapes, colors were filled in, first lighter tones than darker and brighter ones. It took only a few minutes before the 8" x 10" illustration was completed.

That's all for now, I'm off to work. Have a great week!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

At the Bird Park Part 2

The trail continued on deeper
into the bird park, we have
been there numerous times
varying views set apart
by different seasons.
Would you believe this
is the same place?

As we ventured on clouds
began to gather, green
water darken as did
the surrounding shade.

One last peek behind a
stained window, leaves
began to rustle as the
wind picked up. It was
time to head home, just
in time for the rain
to pour.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

At the Bird Park Part 1

At the bird park the
weather was cooler under
the company of shade,
mushrooms galore even slugs
were out and about.

Pretty white flowers amongst
flourishing horsetails, calm
waters not yet infested
with bloodsuckers, birds
heard chirping but unseen
amidst the budding branches.
Tomorrow part 2...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hannah's Music

So glad it's Friday! A brief post... putting behind a challenging week, relaxing on the couch with Dave listening to Hannah Georgas. We went to see her last week at the Rio Theatre, I like that theatre. Her music is addictive, I caught myself humming her songs numerous times all week long. Here's hoping the sun will continue over the weekend! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Making Thursday: Blooms of Some Kind

Off to a bright morning, another new day ahead, lots to do as usual let's take it one step at a time.

Below another artwork using Winsor Newton's Oilbars, see previous painting here, the topic at hand flowers of some kind. I had in mind budding branches pictured here but it didn't work out that way... oh well, I still like the colors. Two oil mediums were used, Gamblin's Cold Wax Medium filled the background, linseed oil gave some shine to the vibrant colors in the foreground. I was surprised with the soft consistency of the wax medium, mixing it with the oilbars was effortless, the matte result retained some texture. A palette knife and brushes of various sizes applied paint onto the cradled panel, it was not long before the painting was complete, size is 8" x 10".