I've returned to a couple of the sketches I did in April... The bougainvillea over our front door was so spectacular this spring, it stopped me in the driveway one afternoon, I did this little sketch and thought I could call it "Welcome Home".
That gave me an idea for another series...front doors from different regions of the country, styles of houses, in a variety of seasons and times of day, I've created cards from all five of these.
Here's hoping you'll enjoy your travels this summer, but find your own front door a welcome sight when you return!
Over a year ago I took a weekly class at the Shemer Art Center "Introduction to Watercolor". We experimented with a variety of techniques and had fun with our enthusiastic instructor, John Erwin.
I especially liked this little line up of peppers we did. I had it printed as cards and then on fabric. That got me going on a whole series of fruits...strawberries, citrus, kiwi & star fruit and pears. (Check out my Textiles and Note Cards)
When a friend, also a painter, saw it hanging in our kitchen, she said "Oh, I see you took John's class." So it is one of many peppers across the valley.
In the last few weeks I decided to was time to revisit the idea...my painting table has been spread with all sorts of apples, onions and heirloom tomatoes. I thought I might make an apple pie from such a good selection of apples and paint that too, but I ate them before I got around to it. :-)
So as soon as I get these ready to go -- photography through printing -- there will be more edibles both sweet and savory as cards, textiles and prints! Bon appetit!
Along the way....
When I first decided to create a website, I thought of it as a virtual catalog to "get my work out there". Then I picked up a copy of Austin Kleon's Show Your Work. He so clearly states my sense of how we are a community of creatives who benefit from sharing our process and work; I decided it makes sense to blog and share mine. Enjoy.