Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hibiscus on the Porch

Drawing on the porch this afternoon. Painting inside, when the sun started going down.
Hibiscus; moleskine journal, watercolor

EDM 213 - A Microwave

My dad bought a Magic Chef microwave for my mom soon after microwaves were marketed to the public (1970s). It did seem like magic to us kids, but it was clear early on that it wouldn't make a chef out of anyone. I still own a microwave, but I increasingly believe that I could use the space it takes up much better than with a bulky, super-powered butter melter and leftover warmer.
EDM 213 - A Microwave; 3x3" watercolor

Saturday, July 12, 2014

EDM 212 - A Mirror Image

I'm not a big fan of symmetry in design, but since it shows up a fair bit in nature, I'm not going to say there's anything wrong with it. I mean, I'm glad faces are mostly symmetrical.

If God were to put me in charge of butterfly design (you know, while the regular guy is on sabbatical), I'd have an Arts & Crafts variety...definitely.
EDM 212 - Mirror Image; 3x3" watercolor

Monday, July 7, 2014


Here's a quick piece from my just-for-fun journal. I try to work in this journal on Sundays.

So, is it feathers or ferns? Who knows?
Gentleness; watercolor

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Remembering the Elephant

Early last month I started this piece for my daughter, who loves elephants. I didn't make it past the sketch until today. This is preliminary painting. There will be much more detail to come.
Kaylin's Elephant; watercolor base coat

Wet Paint Summer Workout #4 - Nocturnal Notes

I signed up for Wet Paint's Summer Workouts, but haven't kept up with it. This is challenge number four, also known as my first completed one.

This challenge was to paint a representation of the summer night sky. I worked much larger on this piece than I usually do, and had grand plans to paint my July Night Sky in a true pointillism (all dots), but, alas, I've run out of weekend and have to call this done. Fireflies at dusk are my favorite thing about summer nights.
Summer Night Sky; watercolor

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lord, Let Me

Another little ditty I dittied over the little weekend. And, this officially completes another Strathmore Visual Journal. Happy, sad.
Lord, Let Me; watercolor