Thursday, August 29, 2013

a rose card

For a few minutes, I made this 13x13cm card for my neighbor friend who will be celebrating her birthday next week. Interestingly, she has the same birthdate as mine. I hope she will like it because it is really just a watercolor sketch and done quickly.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

progress in rose exercise

I think I will leave these roses in this unfinished stage. 
Yes, the painting looks messy but I like it.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

a short exercise in watercolors

With my desire to use other medium - other than watercolors, I started painting more using acrylic these past days. However, today I suddenly realized I am missing my favorite watercolors, so I did a little exercise following the loose style of Jean Haines of painting roses. In the first stage of my effort, I got what you see below. I made this image while I was waiting the paint to dry before I continue working on the next stage of the exercise. I am curious how this image will look like in the next stage.
Hope you are all well and have an enjoyable weekend.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

just another rose

Painted in acrylic, size 7x9 inches. 
Have a great day.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

iris from Monet's garden

I sketched this Iris flower with pen and watercolors. Here I used my own photograph as reference which is one of the many I took from the garden of Claude Monet in Giverny, France last May.
Have a fine weekend to everyone.