Peony - Liquid Watercolors

Posted: May 28, 2014 | | Labels: ,

This paper is not too happy about wet media but on the other hand it creates this soaked-wet feeling as if everything was drawn wet-in-wet - I like it :)

April 2014: Peony

Another Peony Bush

Posted: May 26, 2014 | | Labels: , , ,

Ballpoint Pen:
Peony #sketchbook #flower #ballpointpen

April 2014: Peony
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Reading Time, Waiting Time and Treasures

Posted: May 25, 2014 | | Labels: , ,

April 2014: Reading Time April 2014: Waiting April 2014: Reading Time April 2014: Treasures

Badger Log: 35 (2014)

Posted: May 24, 2014 | | Labels: ,

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Peony

Posted: May 23, 2014 | | Labels: ,

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Badger Log: 34 (2014)

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On My Kitchen Table - Cabbage

Posted: May 21, 2014 | | Labels: , ,

April 2014: On My Kitchen Table
Cabbage was too good - we ate it before it got a chance to be drawn again...
April 2014: On My Kitchen Table

On My Kitchen Table - Beets

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Tulip Tree Flowers

Posted: May 20, 2014 | | Labels: ,

April 2014: Tulip Trees
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Chestnut Trees

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April 2014: Chestnut Trees
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On My Kitchen Table

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 This was the last page of my sketchbook #81: Sketchbook #81 at a Glance

Tulip Tree is Blooming!

Posted: May 16, 2014 | | Labels:

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On my Balcony.

Posted: May 15, 2014 | | Labels: , ,

Sunday Morning #sketchbook
Another spinning plant :) April 2014: On my Balcony

Drawing geese on a stroll through the mud.

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April 2014: Baylands
I was drawing mud exposed by the low tide when a family of busy geese entered my territory and then completely occupied all my attention :) Hiding in the bush while drawing geese on a stroll through the mud. April 2014: Baylands

Liquid Watercolors

Posted: May 14, 2014 | | Labels: , , ,

I've been playing with the liquid watercolors - enjoying brightness and purity of colors (which will probably fade pretty quickly as liquid watercolors are not lightfast) but the most intriguing for me thing is that I keep diluting them :) It's already 1/3 from the original (image below if painted with the original and I hope to scan some more recent images to share soon :)

April 2014: Flowers on the Wall
Playing with liquid watercolor.

"Take a Book - Return a Book" Mini Library in My Neighborhood

Posted: May 13, 2014 | | Labels: ,

I recently found "Take a Book - Return a Book" mini library in my neighborhood and went to sketch it. Between the day of discovery and the day I was sketching about 30% books were new/different - it works - at least half way :)
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Fucsia

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I got myself an endlessly spinning subject to draw: hanging fucsia plant :) Together with some liquid watercolors they entertain me frequently :)

April 2014: Fucsia - Up Close
#sketchbook #fuchsia
April 2014: Fucsia - from afar
Previous renditions of the same plant are here:
http://blog.apple-pine.com/2014/04/my-balcony.html

Badger Log: 33 (2014)

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It's a great season for irises :)

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Badger Log: 32 (2014)

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Badger Log: 31 (2014)

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