Friday, September 6, 2013

we've moved to http://watercolor-wednesdays.com

This blog has moved to http://watercolor-wednesdays.com

If any of the current Watercolor Wednesday members would like to follow along & become a member of the new blog (a Word Press) blog, let me know. Just send me an email.

You'll be able to post your work yourself. I'll set up a personal gallery (page) for the first five that join the new site. Sorry, but we've had so little activity here that I think it's time to make a change.

Thanks for all your wonderful illustrations on this site! I hope you'll join me at the new site.

thanks,
Linda
painthorsegallery@gmail.com

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bird ACEO

This little ACEO (Artist Cards Editions & Originals) is an original watercolor and ink pen from a series of ACEO bird drawings. Most of you already know, but for those who don't, an ACEO can be created in any media but it must be 2.5" x 3.5" (or 3.5" x 2.5"). I love to create them and challenge myself with a number to create or by sticking to a certain theme.
If you haven't already, take a look at www.lindaolafsdottir.com
Linda Olafsdottir is SCBWI's July/August Bulletin's "selected artist" for that issue. She has some amazing illustrations. I especially love her drawings of children--very natural & beautifully drawn.

Friday, August 2, 2013

tropical wedding paradise!



Getting married is what I've been up to! This is the illustration I created for our "Save the date", using washes and drop shadows for a collage effect.
The scene reflects the moment of my proposal on the same Mozambican beach on which we had our ceremony.
20 points to the first person to say which species our dogs are :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gardening in the Jungle!

Gardening is what I have been doing! Trying to win over the jungle that is growing in place of an organized garden. That and working full time. Painting is a joy that sometimes gets squeezed out in the summer :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fishes

Just spent a wonderful week in Colorado with my daughter. I had an art tent at the Evergreen Summer Arts Fest--wonderful weather, very nice people, and amazing landscape. While watching the crowd go by the tent, I worked on some small cards (ink pen and watercolor). I discovered that the ink pen that I was using bled, but I kinda liked the effect with the watercolor, so I just kept going, very carefully.

This is one of the pieces, and the banner above (titled Howling Sun) is another. With August just around the corner, I was thinking about the idiom "the dog days of summer." August is one of our hottest months in Louisiana. I'm really going to miss the cool mornings and nights of Colorado!

What's everyone else working on?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy July everyone!

Happy July to everyone! Hope everyone is happily creating wonderful illustrations. We seemed to have slowed to a crawl here on Watercolor Wednesdays. I'd love to see some new postings. What is everyone up to? Please share some of your current work, even works-in-progress. Anyone have any ideas about how to get Watercolor Wednesday up and going again? Would love to hear from you!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June banner by Anne-Marie Perks

Thanks Anne-Marie for a most amazing and beautiful banner! Love this so much! Thanks all of you who've contributed to the banner--we've had some outstanding illustrating!
Don't forget to check out our new blog: http://watercolor-wednesdays.com

thanks,
Linda

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Flowers by Penny Noble

Here are some May flowers for Watercolor Wednesdays! This is one is a group of 4 that I just finished! You can see I LOVE COLOR!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thank you Pawel!

Thank you Pawel Wasowicz for the beautiful banner for May! I love how the background and foreground seem to dance together, and they come together in a great composition. Excellent!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thanks!

Thanks Karen Whitaker for the great April banner!It's delightful! I've also posted her illustration to the new Word Press blog that I've just started playing with: http://watercolor-wednesdays.com