Thursday, May 15, 2008

Okay, new stuff this time!




I've re-drawn some things from some of my old sketchbooks to use for watercolor practice and here are some of the more successful results. I'm still very uptight with the color, and the little journal I was using for the first two drawings isn't the best quality watercolor paper, I found. For the third one, I used a piece of 300 lb. Arches I found stashed away upstairs from my long-ago efforts. I wish I could make myself a journal with that paper, but I'm afraid it's too heavy for that.

13 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

They are lovely but my favourite is the last one it is so delicately done. Love the light touch with which you painted it.

Jacque Uetz said...

Mary O. these are beautiful drawings,as Shashi said so delicate and I would be proud to matte and frame anyone of them..Have you ever thought about framing all these sketches and grouping them in a room..How pretty that would be!!
My favorite pic in my house are ones the kids did , I matted and framed, looks so much like a real piece of art well ..in my eyes anyway:)

Linda Fleming said...

They are wonderful, Mary! Such soft color and clean lines- lovely! When you asked me what kind of paper I am using, I realized I should be using special paper-LOL! duh!

Shelly McC said...

Wow! Your art is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Looks like you had a purple day. Very nice work, they make a nice series.

Fran said...

MaryO, your drawings are wonderful. Love the soft colors.
Love & Hugs
Fran

luba_smith said...

Very nice!!

PamYla said...

These are all great!

Linda Kay said...

Mary O, these are just wonderful and the rest are great too! I'd love to be able to paint like that....
Hugs,
Linda Kay

Linda said...

I'm enjoying watching your art work...Keep it coming. You are going to insprie me to get out the watercolors and give them a try.

Alan said...

All very good. Refreshing here on a Monday morning

Anita Davies said...

Lovely iris!

Margaret Ann said...

Love this purple series! :)