Sunday, May 29, 2011

Summer Hummer!

Summer Hummer
Watercolor Painting

The hummingbirds have returned!  These hungry little birds are a fun sight in my yard and we enjoy watching them eat at our feeders.  As shown in this painting, they love bright colored flowers, especially reds and yellows.

I will be taking a short "vacation" from my blog until July while we are relocating to another part of the state.  I thought the little fellow above would be a good example of how busy we'll be over the course of the next few weeks.  We'll be as busy and probably as hungry!

Keep painting - summer is a wonderful time to grab that sketch book and your paint brushes and enjoy the wonderful opportunities to paint outdoors.   Grab a camera too  - capture the summer to paint when fall and winter  weather arrives. 

See you soon - keep checking back.  I hope to have some wonderful paintings of our new location and watercolor tips to share.

Happy Painting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Central Park!

Central Park
Watercolor painting
11" x 15 Mats to 16" x 20"

The watercolor above was done for my son for his birthday and was double matted with a cream white and a rusty brown in a medium brown frame. 

This painting contrasts the natural park settings of the old stone bridge, rugged rocks, trees and lake reflections with the manmade structures of the high rise buildings on the Upper West Side seen in the distance and invites the viewer into the scene to stroll along the foreground path.

As you look for subjects to paint, look for contrasts in your setting to add interest to your work.

Happy Painting!