I have totally fallen in love with watercolor artist Ali Cavanaugh’s work. Check out her new book; Modern Fresco Paintings. They are the juiciest paintings of her kids and their friends. Love love love. So I have done mine! The Team Mate and Backyard Solo. Let’s see if I can get in Florida Watercolor with these? To be continued….
Our Daily Painting group is at it again! Heather Earnest, Pat Weaver, Nancy Johnson and Lynn Ashford and myself have committed to the challenge. To encourage bigger works, we have redefined our goals and decided on 4 paintings a week and a blog about it on Thursdays. My first week at it resulted in only 3 pieces but they are huge and I love them!! Here's what each of us did.
Christine Peloquin; acrylics, charcoal, fabric and paper collage on wood panel
Heather Earnest; watercolor
Pat Weaver; watercolor
Nancy Johnson; watercolor
Lynn Ashford; watercolor and acrylics
According to the Daily Painting book, pastels are painting. I consider them drawing and fun and maybe my favorite. If I didn't have to frame every piece behind glass, I might do this full time! I've been searching of a way to fix the pastels without changing them, but I haven't found anyone with the secret elixir. If you know of one- CONTACT ME PLEASE!! Thanks!
Missed the blog yesterday so I'm making it up with a double dose today. Fabulous Sunday started with nothing to do but putzing around in the studio drawing and painting with my best friend. What a gift! So grateful.
Heather Earnest now has her own website! Check it out! heatherearnest.com More paintings to come!!
Nancy. the cactus is my favorite piece of yours since we started this! Nice!
Pat Weaver is teaching Portrait and Figure in Watercolors this weekend at her studio in Dade City and doing fantastic work! Check out her site HERE.
Day after Labor Day and back to reality....school, work and painting! That's right. Making the time. I used to say "there's not enough time in the day", but then I realized that we all have exactly the same moments. We can choose how we use them. I recommend painting or drawing or cooking or sewing for 30 minutes rather than watching mindless tv for example. Be the change you want to see in the world. And I want to see a creative one.
Today, I painted my Mom with her doll carriage. Love you Mom! Pat Weaver was rocking it again with "fast and loose" watercolors. Love that free-ness! Nancy Johnson's work got beautifully esoteric being inspired by the book Paint Yourself Calm. Heather Earnest was inspired by the puppy on the loose since all she wanted to do was high tail it out of her job today! lol. And all our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynn Ashford...good luck tomorrow and speedy healing from your Daily Painting friends!!
I was feeling like yuck today. Heather did a gorgeous painting of orchids and I didn't feel like doing squat. She talked me into it and now I'm grateful. Which made me think of Elizabeth Gilbert's fabulous quote from her book Big Magic, “You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”
More friends have joined the challenge! Welcome Pat Weaver! And Lynn Ashford and Nancy Johnson!
Day 4 for me consisted of studio building shopping, Nate's homework, and Mexican food with Heather's parents, so my watercolor of the day happened post cocktails. Heather was more disciplined and got hers finished pre-margaritas. Lynn Ashford and Nancy Johnson have joined us in the fun. Welcome ladies---I love it!! Paint with us and send me your daily painting!
Here they are!
This is a watercolor of the lake where I spent every summer growing up and vacation every summer with my kids. My parents and aunts are selling the place and I'm going to miss it fiercely!
I have had the huge honor of being asked to do a demo at the Florida Watercolor Society 45th Annual Convention in September. (wahoo!) I figure it is my duty to attempt a watercolor piece and to enter into the show to go along with my acrylic (done in an aqueous manner.) My challenger insisted! Well I love a challenge and I just love how this piece came out!! Here is The Inspector done in stages. I'll let you know if I get in!
15" x 22", watercolor, casein and graphite aquarelle on 140# arches paper