Monday, July 23, 2012

Favorite Recipe Illustrated

Not exactly my "favorite recipe" as my cooking skills have developed a little more than that over the years but this recipe I've had since I was 16 and I'll leave you guessing how long that might be.  Worthy of an illustration at least.
I always have fun planning what to do for the "They Draw and Cook" website but actually getting around to it takes me awhile.  This is only my second published to that site and I'd like to think I will be doing more soon.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Red, White and Blue

Red Tulips in Blue Milk Jug
5" x 7" Oil on canvas board
The last of the red tulip series.  I had this wonderful wine red distressed frame and after completing several in the 6 x 6 x  1.5 format I realized I really should do one for this frame....and then that's it for tulips.
In fact this week I've been working with watercolors mostly.  There's something about summer, gardens, and the immediacy of watercolor that I enjoy right now.


Tuesday, July 03, 2012

July Calendar

I missed the June calendar so I made sure to make time to create one for July.  My interest this year has been to use other media and this is a good example.  The pattern in the top half is a stamp I carved, scanned in and altered to fit.   Some photographs of the flowers in my garden layered with pencil sketches of my vintage bistro chair and an old watering can.  I am so enjoying working digitally and putting all these together.  If you wish, just click on the image to expand and drag to your desktop where you can then take into your desktop appearance panel to use for the month. (Please let me know if there are problems fitting onto your desktop monitor, for example, if the image is cutoff at the left or along the bottom.  I can re-size it for different monitor sizes).