Yesterday, I went to a potluck with some lake friends. I decided to try a new recipe using my Spiralizer – so I made this Italian Pasta Salad – without pasta! I used zucchini and I have to say, no one missed the pasta. I will share my recipe next week. Here is a photo of it:
Making this salad gave me the inspiration to paint sweet peppers for World Watercolor Month.
My subject matter – I was painting outdoors so my lighting changed but this gives you an idea:
My finished painting in my art journal:
I decided to splatter my background instead of adding the tablecloth. I think it looks rather festive, don’t you?
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Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, Art, daily practice, friends, inspiration, lake time, outdoors, pasta salad, peppers, potlucks, relaxing, summer, sunny day, watercolor
I took this photo outside last night. I thought the snow was so pretty falling on this tree that we have decorated with lights:
Soft blanket of snow
Covered the trees like a quilt
Cool comfort tonight.
Posted in Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged Christmas lights, fir tree, haiku, inspiration, nature, nature's beauty, night, outdoors, photography, Snow, Winter
I did a little “plein-air” painting at the lake. I found that painting outdoors helped me be a little looser with my style:
This is a wild rose bush that I painted – looking at this view:
I was a bit limited with my paint colors so I added a little contrast with color pencils at the end.
I think painting outdoors allowed me more freedom to experiment with watercolors.
I painted this postcard (last week) from a photo I posted previously:
I don’t think I was able to paint as freely when following this photo:
I kept trying to add to it with color pencils and then a black micron pen and I think I lost some of the spontaneity.
I’m curious to hear which one you like best! Thanks! 🙂
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Tagged Art, beauty, black micron pen, color pencils, creative, experiment, lake, meditative, nature, outdoors, painting, photography, plein-air, watercolor, wild roses