Cats, Birds and Chairs 2

Good Morning….I finally made a post on Draw a Bird Day, by accident.

I’ve illustrated another in my series of Cats, Birds and Chairs. These two characters look as though they are going to be causing some mischief very soon. The bird ( who is the ring leader) is saying, “Just look straight ahead, act normal, they will be leaving soon.”

Have a great weekend.

Brown Pen, Kuretake Zig watercolor pens, background added in Photoshop

Agave

Good Morning….A preliminary watercolor and watercolor pencil sketch for a larger piece of art work. I’m considering a collage and watercolor Agave plant.  I have plenty in my backyard for studies. Have a creative day.

7′ x7″ watercolor, watercolor pencil

 

Handmade Collage Paper Collaboration

Recently, Jill Kuhn at https://artjillkuhn.wordpress.com and I decided to create some collage papers to share with each other. We each made a variety of designs and exchanged them by mail.

I have always admired Jill’s use of paper collage in the wonderful art work she produces. I’m so inspired by her sense of humor, creative process and the techniques she shares with all of us. Thanks Jill, for joining me with this fun and inspirational project.

On Wednesday, Jill always post a comical bird using collage techniques. We decided to share our new papers and we would both design our own “Wacky Bird”.

It’s Dance Night in the City…

These are the paper designs from Jill

These are papers I designed

Florals

Good Morning…to get a boost for my morning warm up, I was looking through a magazine and came across a fabric design that inspired me to draw my own rendition. I used watercolor, watercolor pencil, brown tone graphic marker and the finale was posterization in Photoshop.

Succulent

Recently, when I was shopping, I was pleasantly surprised to see wood planks stretched across a wall and succulents planted between the planks.

The watercolor is a result of the picture I took. I’ll be using this art for the cover of a  journal I’m making.

Here is the actual planter.

Oak Leaf

Out of the many hundreds of oak leaves falling in my yard, I picked this one to paint. The mottled colors would present a challenge. I spent a few hours on Sunday practicing with watercolor, watercolor pencil and Kuretake Zig watercolor brush paints. I used multiple layers of color to achieve my results. A few hours well spent. Happy Monday!