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Seed Pods And Sunsets

I finished my mixed media art piece that I started last week.  If you recall, I was influenced by a photo I took of a Lupine flower’s seed pods. The last progress photo that I showed you is on the left or here, next to the completed piece on the right:

I like how the added collage papers (printed on my Gelli-Plate) give it more depth.  I added a few more patterns with a white gel pen too.  I plan on framing this one!  🙂

We’ve been having some awesome sunsets which I appreciate even more because we have several wildfires burning in our area.  When we have clear skies, it is a definite reason to celebrate:



May these beautiful sunsets inspire you in your art like a simple seed pod did for me.

Cheers!  🙂

Lupine Seed Pods

Lupines have such pretty flowers but I find their seed pods interesting as well.  I recently took a photo of its seed pods.  The photo on the right is a bloom from earlier this Spring:

The seed pod was the inspiration for this mixed media painting that I started yesterday:


I started by randomly dripping three colors of Dr. Ph. Martin’s India Ink in Van Dyke Brown, Tangerine Orange and Aqua on top of my page.  The paper is 100% cotton rag, 140 lb cold press Khadi paper.  (www.khadi.com)

I dripped one color at a time and tilted my paper to allow the drips to run down the page over an old newspaper.  I sprayed some of the ink with water in a spray bottle.  This was very fun!  I did it outside since the ink stains.  🙂

After it dried, I used my photo as a reference but followed the ink lines to create shapes with a black Stabilo (All) pencil.


I will post the progress I make on this piece on Thursday, August 25 – so stay tuned!

Happy Creating!  🙂

Seeds, Pods And Berries

I was thinking about seeds, pods and berries as summer flowers begin to fade or dry out.  I drew these in my art journal the other day – some are real and others are from my imagination:


I added a little watercolor or gouache and liked how the shading gave them dimension.

A fun activity that I will probably do again!

Happy Painting!  🙂