Archive for October, 2009

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (aren’t you glad this isn’t audio)

October 3, 2009

A perfect morning would be… awaken at a decent hour perhaps sometime between 7 and 7:30, wash up, grab a cup of coffee, a watercolour palette, pen, brushes, paper and a large tub of water.  Sit out on the patio beneath a sky of cerulean blue and accompanied by the singing of birds, paint.  Bliss.  And lucky me, this was my morning.

Here is the result.  I sketched the birds in ink then watercoloured them.  They are painted on 4.5″ x 6.75″ rives paper. Bird-1-watercolourBird-2-watercolourBird-3-watercolour

I hope you enjoyed your morning as much as I did mine.

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October 1, 2009

Nonsense  just for the fun of it.

I am sure you have heard the verse:

I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one;  But I can tell you anyhow, I’d rather see than be one.

 It was written by Gelett Burgess way back in 1895!  One year later he wrote:

Ah, yes, I wrote the “Purple Cow” – I’m sorry, now, I wrote it!  But I can tell you anyhow, I’ll kill you if you quote it.

I find that so very funny and thought I would share it with you in case you had never heard it!

Still working small (easy to do in one setting), still painting butterflies and birds (easy access to lots of pictures of butterflies and birds), still painting swirls (just cause they are so fun to paint and I bought a new rigger brush with 1 1/2″ bristles!)
I have painted larger and other subject matter but heck, if I am on a roll… go with it.

Monarch-and-Swirls5″x7″  acrylic on masonite

Chick-and-Swirls5″x5″ acrylic on canvas