Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Silver Saddle Ranch Plein Air Painting

This week we went Plein Air painting at Silver Saddle Ranch in Carson City. 

There were lots of great outbuildings, but I decided to challenge myself with drawing the cows in the pasture.  People and animals are out of my comfort zone.  I love to draw and paint buildings.  

Beautiful golden colors and it had rained the day before so the clouds in the sky were nice and the air fresh.  Pungent with sagebrush.  

Lots of cattle in the field and a nice stream running through.  I think they're happy cows.  

Friday, October 9, 2015

Autumn Plein Air Painting Idlewild Park

I went with some friends to Idlewild Park in Reno plein air painting this week.  It was a beautiful day on the river.  Lots of geese and ducks.  And rocks to paint since the river is very low.  

I tried painting on an easel this time, which I'm not used to. I liked it.  Totally different experience and I found myself going back to the board on my lap to draw. 

My second painting.  I drew a sketch with ink first and put down an initial wash before we decided to call it a day.

My finished pen and ink with watercolor painting. 

And my first painting.  It was a really fun day.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn Pumpkin Favorites on Zazzle

A cute black cat and vintage style pumpkins mug. I liked the pumpkin border along the bottom too.  Black cats are good luck to me. We have several in our neighborhood I see when I walk in the evenings.  Love their eyes. 

I really liked the modern design of this and the monogram.  The grey, white and orange really looks nice together.  My cover is years old now and think I may need a new one.
A cute baby shower invitation to welcome a new little pumpkin.  It has a great fall theme and a nice textured style background.  I thought the designer did a great job with her font selections, color and design. You can click here for more details. 
If you create your own crafts or edibles for Christmas gifts this would be a really nice sticker to use to finish packaging off nicely.

I loved this pillow with the vintage style artwork and elegant colors.  Beautiful for fall decorating.  You can click here for more details.   

A pretty orange and white chevron design iPhone case.  This design is available for many phone types and iPad cases too.  A nice design that can be used year round.  

Another nice fresh modern design in a nice shade of orange.  This fits all three iPad sizes.
A pretty pillow with a nice vintage style design advertising Golden Pumpkin Brand.  I loved the colors in this too.  The rich fall browns, reds and oranges.

I liked the elements in this collage design with the vintage style, the black crow and bat.  The spider too.  Different and I liked the contrast of  the sweet woman with the creepy creatures.

And time for some Halloween tea with the sweet witches.  A greeting card by Molly Harrison.  I love her fairy and mystical paintings.  She does lovely work.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lavender Flowers Watercolor Collection

My lavender flowers collection I've been working on and making into cards. This first one I haven't worked with yet.  Not sure what type of card to make it into.

My most recent lavender painting.  While I was sketching the lavender a bee was happily crawling on the flowers so I added him several places here and there.

This painting I did over the summer with no sketch prior to painting.  I liked painting that way.  Painting leaf by leaf and petal by petal letting the colors blend as I painted.    

A birthday card for a sister in my Greeting Card Universe Store.

And another one for an aunt that you can personalize with the wording you want.
Auntie Joan ~ inspired by the TV show Doc Martin.  Love that show.