Monday, July 21, 2014

Colored pencil studies and a small watercolour

Wow, I can't believe how fast the day has passed! I got all my cleaning done this morning, even taking the time at breakfast and lunch for some sketching.

My pile of inspiration is getting a bit unruly, but I'm managing to corral it on a piece of foam core board and a little plate in the centre of my table. Soon I may resort to a small box.
I had planned to go to my sewing studio but stayed in the kitchen area as I was waiting for someone to come look at some work to be done. He was late (men!). I kept busy doing a little watercolour of a picture that my niece took and posted on Facebook. I've always loved big old pine trees!

I used a waterbrush and Koi watercolours by Sakura.

Then I took out a small piece of white cotton fabric and added a quick wash of colour using my Neocolor II crayons.

I recently purchased kits for postcards from Monika Kinner-Wlalen at My Sweet a Prairie and thought I'd try one.
I'll let it dry, add the stabilizer from the kit and a bit of stitching, trying to keep it simple (hard for me to do). It' a postcard after all and I think I'm going to try to actually mail it.

Soon it'll be time to get supper going. I've got to watch my line full of clothes. It's looking a bit dark.
Happy Monday!

2 comments:

Eileen said...

Holly, you got such depth in the lone pine tree watercolour
and on the textile piece too. It is inspiring to see your daily sketches and I got my paints out today too.

LynneP said...

Ooooh! You could mail the postcard to me; I can tell it's going to be beautiful!!