Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Across the Street

This is the cherry tree and two street lights that reside in the neighbors yard, across the street. I left out the house, no need for that. I think that we should be very safe all lit up with these two lights and two more that shine in from both sides of the corner that I live on. Good thing that we have some heavy drapes that block out all of this light! This is in a small watercolor moleskine.

Friday, August 24, 2007

From the Garden

A couple of interesting sunflowers from the garden. I liked the first one because it is a little wonky. Not the typical sunflower, personality!

The second one was only partially blossomed. I find it fascinating that those tiny unblossomed petals get as large as they do. It would be fascinating to watch. Do they grow and engorge like a butterflies wings? I might have to investigate this a little further.

Ink and watercolor in a small watercolor moleskine.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I really like this San Pellegrino orange drink. The can has a great design. I rushed this one too much. I also simplified it a bit. The red dots should be stars! It was still fun to do. Pen and ink and watercolor in a small watercolor Moleskine.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Our first Granddaughter, Lyra!

This is Lyra! Daughter of Jamis and Theresa. What a cutie! She was born last night. Mom and Lira are doing fine. Dad and big brother are pretty excited! Lira was 6 lbs. 6 oz. I cannot remember her length. Oh, Grandma and Papa are pretty excited too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Mess O' Peppers

I saw these peppers at Costco the other day and I knew they needed to come home with me. They were all in a bag together. Very colorful. An unknown variety of peppers, greenhouse grown in Canada. I still can't get things to scan exactly right, even after fiddling and adjusting. The actual colors are more pure and vibrant than my scan.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Venice 2

I thought that I would try this one again on real watercolor paper. I love Venice! It has been years since we were there. I think about it quite often. I am still trying to figure out how to get there again. The exchange rate was great back in 1995 but not so much now. I just seem to be getting farther away! I will keep dreaming!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Ybor City

This is from a photo or two that I took while in Tampa this spring. We were with friends, and ended up getting lost a few times. It always turned out great as we discovered things that we would have never seen otherwise! Ybor City was one of those surprises! Loved this place and it's architecture and charm! Enjoyed lunch seated on the sidewalk and soaked up the atmosphere, friendship and food! A very pleasant memory from the trip!
This is done in a small Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. Pigma Micron pen and watercolor.