Arches & Shadows
Funny how when you’re learning something new, sometimes it turns out really good. But, after you have been practicing for a while, you become more critical and almost go backwards.
This watercolor is the second watercolor I had ever done. My teacher was Lola Jarvis, and she was really a good teacher. Lola was a perfectionist, and she demanded certain things from her students. She definitely brought out the best in her students, and I was lucky enough to have had her first.
Since then I have taken lesson from several watercolor artists including Helen Shafer Garcia whom I have become friends with, and to this day love and admire her work.
Today I only use watercolor in my visual, or traveling journals, and usually paint in acrylics or even oils.
The Art of Gardening!
I think the art of putting a garden together is magic. Sometimes at first everything looks rather scrawny, but give them a few months, or even a year, and your garden transforms into magic!
Time out for art is inspired by Zebra Designs & Destinations…Thank you Z for all the inspiration you provide!
I was sitting outside realizing the other day, and looked over to the side of my yard only to see this amazing slash of color. I haven’t any idea what their names are, but the oranges and reds were a glow in the sunlight, and it took my breath away.
Since this is Thursday Time out for Art, I thought Zebra Designs & Destinations would like to see what a Southern California back yard might look like. We’ve gone succulents because of our water shortage, but with these colors we’re not missing out on much.