Wednesday, August 26, 2015

woyww - little gem magnolia on my desk

An early morning shot of my desk as I get ready to sketch a "Magnolia Grandiflora" aka Magnolia little gem or Southern Magnolia depending on which country you live in.  I think they are pretty much the same plant and always fun to paint. 
First attempt using far too bright colours to get a feel for the shape and shadows. Choice of yellow was completely wrong but still fun to paint.
Second attempt in a more traditional watercolour style.  Pleased with the end result and now considering doing a third attempt.  

Hope everyone is having a fun woyww.  I will get around to visit desks but these days it is a late post and a slow meander over the week. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

woyww - card making

A bird's eye view of the desk  showing some left over cardstock, watercolour paper, ink pad and new dies.  Had planned to use the dies for cards but started painting.  Then I used the little paintings to make cards.
My favourite "magnolia for you" Altenew stamp embossed and painted with glimmermists.

Trying out a painted wreath for a congrats card and finally ...
daisies.
Have a great woyww.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

woyww - feathers and flowers


Nothing very exciting this week just some feathers and flowers in watercolour.  Painted them on the weekend and they are still on the computer after scanning the images.  Never got around to taking a pic of the desk.  

Simple yellow daisies, easily done after following Martha Lever's steps using an oriental brush.  Holding the brush at different angles means you get different shaped petals and leaves and then everything is outlined with an extra fine marker. 


Finally a few Lorikeet feathers which I had picked up on my walk. 
Off to visit woyww desks all over the globe.