Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Coffee Pots and Tea Pots

A collection of coffee pots and tea pots drawn in marker with watercolor.  I like the effect of the marker bleeding a bit into the watercolor to create various patterns. 

I put the teapots in an all over pattern with a blue and green watercolor plaid background accented with tiny pastel flowers in this wrapping paper.

The same pattern design but with coffee pots and coffee cups for this wristlet.

A pattern design with just the coffee pots bordered with rows of lavender and light blue flowers.  There are tiny flowers coming out of the spouts of the pots.  These kitchen towels have been getting nice reviews on Zazzle. 

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rooster and Red Apple Paintings

Looking forward to 2017, it's the year of the Rooster.  I took a photo of this rooster a couple years ago in Hawaii.  He was a proud guy and I didn't bother him a bit taking his picture. 

He inspired my rooster painting.  I liked painting his feathers and putting him into a sunset setting.  I used lots of water on his feathers and let the colors blend going over the edges just a bit after the first wash dried.  

Since it's apple season, I bought a bag and practiced painting my dark shadows.  I stood up for most of the painting so I could get the view I wanted.  That helped me to be loose and spontaneous painting.  I used lots and lots of layers trying to get shadows and darks where I wanted them.       

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lila's Garden 2017 Calendar

Lila's Garden 2017 calendar is now available in my Zazzle shop!
It's a cheerful, colorful calendar with garden scenes and sweet creatures from nature.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lotus Flower Watercolor Portrait View

A painting session at midnight to deal with insomnia.  Very quiet except the nature music station on Pandora.  My first time as a twilight painter and found I kind of liked it, probably won't become a habit though.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Blue Cat Watercolor Landscape Painting

Having a coloring page in mind, I drew this cat and thought it ended up looking a little mystical, maybe Egyptian style with tattooed ears.   And I love the moon 
so like to put her in my drawings.       

I have Blue Cat on several things in my Zazzle shop.