Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lotus Flower in Deep Purple


I loaded my iPad with some of my photographs to paint this week.  This lotus flower caught my attention first and just wanted to play with the colors and see what came of it.  I like the deep mysterious purple.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Autumn Hike, Forest Floor and a Pillow


A few weeks ago we hiked to Marlette Lake.  A hike we try to do every year.   


The leaves were just starting to turn and beautifully free of spots and crinkling.


Remnants from summer camp maybe.  There were a few decorations here and there on some trees along the road up to the lake.    


The hike inspired me to make autumn forest floor theme illustrations.  I wanted to include snails since I don't see them in the desert.  I like their swirls and antennae.      


Golden leaves, pine cones and a variety of mushrooms.  

Here's the the pattern I designed on a pillow.  I included pebbles, lichen, spatter and spots to fill in the background.  

Autumn kitchen towels.  I have a weakness for kitchen towels. I love to collect them and use them for holidays and the changing seasons.