Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wisteria and Winter Branches

Working with purples while it is snowing today. This is the first time I've drawn and painted a wisteria. I love them and they smell so good. I used pencil, watercolor and colored pencil in this drawing. I really played around with lavenders adding blues and pinks to change the tone.


One of our flowering plum trees in the backyard is completely bare of leaves and the other still has lots of leaves. Both have little dried plums. I drew this on a very cold day so I wanted to paint it in chilly blue shades. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Fort Watercolor

Lots of snow on Friday, enough to make a nice snow fort, but it didn't last long. It warmed up quick and melted fast. Aaron filled buckets of snow and made the walls. When it melted to this point it reminded me of the rock houses I like to draw so I wanted to sketch it really quick. I added my own landscape perspective and wanted the full moon in there. Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blue Lilacs and Sweet Pea Paper

I've been thinking ahead to Mother's Day and designing for that holiday. It is one of my favorite holidays to design for because flowers go with moms I think. I don't often sketch in blue ink, but I like how it turned out so will try it again. Seems a little softer to me than the black ink.



And another stationery I designed for my Zazzle shop with a shabby look to it. I really like designing these too. Flowers go good with stationery. Writing letters is fun and something unique and meaningful anymore. My mother loves to write letters so I like to give her stationery every year.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nature Spirit Collage and Petunias

This is some stationery I've been working on. I've been in a blue and grey theme mood lately. Reminds me of snow I think and we don't have any yet so I am wishing for some.


I've been playing around with drawing nature spirits, fairies and such and blending them with my flowers. I like their mystery. I've been having a great time fixing up my Zazzle shop. It is a very fun site. Please stop by if you have a minute www.zazzle.com/countrygarden