Thursday, December 24, 2009

Festive Footwear

This was fun to draw! These christmas ornament socks were actually in my christmas stocking one year. I'm currently wearing them - to honour the season, of course - but they are not very warm! But I will sacrifice comfort for beauty.

Watercolor pencil in Moleskine.

Thank you to everyone who has visited this blog - nearly 9000 in the last year. I wish each one of peace and love in the Christmas season and in the year to come. You are all wonderfu!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

EDM 252 - Draw a fir tree

Last week, I was a on a cruise to the Caribbean. It was fabulous! Mere hours after we left, Calgary was hit with a brutal blast of winter. There were recording-breaking cold temperatures and dumps of snow. For most of the 10 days we were gone, the city was virtually paralyzed. We were frolicking under palm trees and leaving our footprints in the sand, but at home it was snow on the fir trees and plodding through the snow. Fort Lauderdale, when we left, was approaching 30 Celsius, hot and steamy, and when we landed in Calgary it was minus 25 Celsius. I think I'll go and draw a palm tree now.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Winter vacation

I am so excited. This is where I'm going. Well, not exactly here as this photo was taken from Aruba. But I am going to the Caribbean on a cruise that will take me to 5 other islands. But this photo from the brochure, had such lovely water and sky colors and I wanted to see if I could reproduce them. Here in landlocked Alberta I don't get much of a chance to paint the sea or use this combination of blues and greens. This is just a quick sketch, I don't do a lot of landscapes and the perspective is a bit wonky, I think. It's all about the colors!

For the next 11 days, I will be flying and cruising, and exploring other cultures and ways of life. See ya when I get back!

Watercolor paint on 140 paper.