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Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring Roll "class" 101

A week ago, we had friends over for a Thai dinner. Along with Massaman curry we also made spring rolls. Here are pics of the process!

Ok, now I'm hungry...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Visitor

This week we had a visitor to our back yard. 

She was collecting fluff from the leftover centers of our Japanese Anemones. 

I think spring is on it's way! 

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Latest paintings

After experimenting with watercolor on small prepared canvases, I've decided to take the leap and move from 4x4" & smaller to 12x12" & 16x20" with my 2 latest paintings. Yesterday I took a couple of drawings I made several years ago and then with the use of an opaque projector, blew them up then drew them onto the 2 larger canvases. Finishing that, I headed upstairs to my watercolor studio where I refined the pencil drawing & started in painting the backgrounds.

Here they are, first coat of paint on the background areas:

My studio buddy is helping to show the size of the canvases (& totally ignoring me):

For those studio junkies out there (like me) here's a close up of my watercolor palette, and a shot of my dormer watercolor studio at the top of our stairs.

And lastly, a shot of my preliminary drawings on the canvases.

After playing with pastels for years, it's fun to switch it up and bring out the paints & brushes once more. Stay tuned for more updates - hopefully sooner than later!!