I collect vintage postcards. This one has an one-cent US stamp on the back:
Last summer I learned to paint a crab and seashells from Fred Lisaius:
I found a photo online for the black starfish. I used photos or real shells for ideas and the rest were imaginary. It was so fun!
Fred is a very talented artist and a wonderful teacher! I recommend you look up his work online. He is teaching an acrylic painting class in July. You can find out more from this link.
I hope to paint more seashells by the seashore (lake) this summer.
Posted in Watercolor
Tagged Art, art classes, beach, creative, fun, imaginary, meditative, play, postcard, seashells, summer, vintage, watercolor
I painted a pot of flowers in watercolor this last weekend:
My friend, Sue has them growing at the lake. I really like the color combination of flowers and colors:
I hope to paint some of my flowers too! Here are some Impatiens I recently planted:
And a collection of old buckets – which make awesome planters:
I like these quotes on flowers:
Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. – Jim Carrey
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet
Wishing you a day of sunshine and flowers! 🙂
Posted in Nature Photography, Watercolor
Tagged Art, color, color pencils, creative, flowers, friends, lake, meditative, nature, painting, photography, play, plein-air, postcard, quotes, vintage, watercolor
I painted this postcard from the lake photo I posted yesterday:
I like painting this size – 4 x 6 inch!
It is a good way to “practice” painting. 🙂
Last year, I painted a watercolor postcard of a mountain scene and actually MAILED it! And yes! The person actually received it! What a FUN gift to share with a someone special.
I challenge you to create a “postcard” size painting and MAIL it to a friend!
Posted in Painting, Watercolor
Tagged Art, beauty, clouds, creative, experiment, lake, mountains, nature, painting, photos, postcard, watercolor