My watercolor version:
Here’s an invite for the 1st Birthday Party of my twin nephews. Their baby shower and bedroom are all about airplanes, courtesy of their dad’s addiction to parachuting. Yikes!!
I recently held a class for ~20 participants on peony painting in the garden of Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, IL. The Monticello Area Arts Council approached me about the event and I wasn’t sure about the setting and how it would go. I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm and willingness of the painters. They seemed to have such a good time, from the inexperienced to those who painted without guidance. Quite a fun night!
The Monticello Area Arts Council commissioned an illustration and final product postcard to be used as their participant handout during the downtown area’s Reds of Christmas event on Friday, November 28, 2014. The final product I provided was a 5×7 card made from my 11×17 “Wineglass” illustration. I was very pleased with how it turned out and the Arts Council loved it.
This week I’ve been playing with a technique that I saw in a video by Lian Quan Zhen which I love, love, loved.
Here’s a quick interpretation of this style of painting in a 4″ x 10″ Spring Leaves watercolor.
And some quick bookmarks made from watercolor paper scraps. I got Sug to help me with this one!