Saturday, August 30, 2008

Train Station 2

Another in my Train Station series.....and again, scanner not getting it quite right. the doors and shutter thingies are a darker color.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Train Station

My first in a series of our local old Train Depot, built in 1886. Ink and watercolor on Arches 140#. I couldn't get my scanner to scan this accurately....this is as close as I could get. The doors and window trim is more burgundy than red.

Thanks for looking! Please leave any tips on how to improve.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Poppy Field

Poppy Field, originally uploaded by quinacridonered.

This is another watercolor exercise from a Terry Harrison book. Arches 12 x 16, W & N paints. I know there are lots of corrections needed.....but this painting makes me feel happy!

Holiday weekend coming up.....YAY!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Watercolor Door

Watercolor Door, originally uploaded by quinacridonered.

This is from a Terry Harrison book, on Arches 140# , 12 x 16, with W & N paints. I may do this again now that I know what I'm doing, lol. My boo boo's stick out like a sore thumb! But, I enjoyed myself!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Grandpuppy is Growing!

We drove all the way to North Carolina yesterday to see our darling grandpup!
We did visit our handsome son, too. This fur child is wired for action...she is non stop every waking moment. We took her to the Lansford Canal Park where she proceeded to carry around all the sticks that were much bigger than her.

Can you believe that I went all the way to Charlotte, NC and didn't go to Cheap Joe's???? Me neither.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

WC Pencil Landscape

WC Pencil Landscape, originally uploaded by quinacridonered.

...exercise from Kate's CD. I was really hesitant to post it......but then I remembered that I had encouraged someone else not to be afraid to post. Doncha hate to eat your own words???
I have a wonderfully glorious view out my front door, so I think I will practice doing some more landscapes. It's really lovely with a heavy snow!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Blog Award...

From Mindy. What a nice surprise! Thanks Mindy! I have to somehow choose from all of my favorite blogs. I will try to see who hasn't had this honor yet.

1. A Brush With Color

2. Amber Ridge Desert

3. Travels In Watercolor

4. Creative Dialog

5. Doodles and Sketches

6. Original Art

7. Teri's Painted Daisies

To accept:
Right click on the award to save it to your computer. Then you can insert it into your blog.
The rules of acceptance are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

my daily view

my daily view, originally uploaded by quinacridonered.

Today is a gorgeous day, temps in the low 80's, low humidity......I really should paint or something.....may just head out to the pool!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Received First Card

Isn't this gorgeous?! I love it!!!! This is from Delph, all the way from France. How exciting! Can you tell I'm excited? It arrived in perfect condition, and very quickly I might add.

Some of us EDM'ers have set up swap groups, and I'm in the postcard swap. I haven't started painting yet, but have been out photographing potential subjects ( which are to remain a surprise to my fellow swappers ).

Thanks, Delph....I absolutely love it!

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Flickr Group!

Watercolor Pencil Workshop~Learning Together

Several EDM'ers ordered Kate Johnson's Watercolor Pencil Workshop CD, and we've decided it would be much more fun to work on learning together! Here's to art buddies!!!

Faber-Castell AD WC pencil color chart

Preparation for Kate's Watercolor Pencil Workshop CD. I somehow left out 2 colors, and had to add them at the end. I may redo the chart, cuz those colors outta place bug me.

These pencils were part of my anniversary gift! Isn't it just romantic????