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!


Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman 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!!