Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Few Morning Sketches


Today is one of those magical days where my boys are playing together so nicely, not pestering to "go do something" or wanting to watch TV. I've probably jinxed myself by saying this. But at least this morning allowed me to do a couple of sketches. These are watercolor paint and pencil. It's still very much spring here in Vermont.

Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite flowers. I wish I had more of them in my yard. They are just so dainty and fragile looking. But who am I kidding, I've rarely met a flower I didn't love.

It seems my scanner is acting a bit wonky. The images came out much more faded than they actually are. But since I'm not completely done with them yet, I'm not going to worry about that.

I haven't done much watercolor painting in the past. Usually I work in acrylics and mixed media or jewlery. But it's fun to try it out. I love the simplicity of watercolor. It's nice to know that I can easily take my watercolors along with me on an upcoming camping trip. I'd never think of dragging acrylics along.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. What are you working on this weekend? Yesterday my son had his class picnic at a friends home who has a spectacular garden, yard and view of the mountain. I took a few photos while I was there, as well as some others from driving around the roads of Vermont over this week. I'm anxious to get started on paintings from the photos I took.

Uh oh, see I jinxed myself. The natives are getting restless! I guess I had better gear us up for some type of saturday adventure. Somehow they don't think sitting in the yard and painting is as much fun as I do. Happy weekend all!

17 comments:

Huggie said...

those are beautiful! I've never been able to get anything to come out right with water colors. You've got remarkable talent. :)

cabin + cub said...

Very pretty! Love the soft colors!

Sarah Knight said...

pretty; my mother is mad for lily of the valley
: )

trudette, said...

Beautifully drawn ,you really captured the softness of the flowers !

Hypnotransformations said...

I love Lilly of the Valley too. Your sketches are lovely!

NaturallyComfy said...

No peace around here this morning, mine have been bickering all day so far.
I love watercolor. Not to do but to look at. lol These are really pretty.

Mary Ann said...

They are beautiful. I love Lily of the Valley. Had a few, but they got trampled by the dog.

The Great Ethan Allen said...

We don't have kids, but we do have CATS! sometimes I wonder what is worse with the "SHOW ME ATTENTION NOW!" attitude. Hope you can still enjoy the rest of your weekend.

SleightGirl said...

Great sketches! I especially like the first one.

Good luck with the kids...I know how it is to grab those few precious moments of peace.

Amie McCracken said...

Love that bright green one!

Urban Design said...

Wow, your work is incredible! I know what you about getting mommy time, it is such a treat!

BonTons said...

I'm sure there is a sensor in my sewing chair, someone always wants some attention as soon as i sit on it!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

What lovely watercolor sketches. It sounds so peaceful sketching outside, in springtime, in Vermont:)

Audrey said...

Wonderful!! I love flowers.
I also have to boys, they are 17 & 19 and play quite nicely together now too. LOL The oldest is in college but working in the city for the summer, so we only see him every other weeked.

Leeya Engel said...

lovely work!

Georgia B. said...

lily of the valley is one of my favorite flowers, too! these are lovely illustrations.

yay for a magic day. i don't have kids, but i sure would appreciate days where they got along if i did. my poor mother. i don't know how she kept her sanity with five kids. i'm sure she was grateful for magical days, too.

thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Julie @ Latherati Soap Foundry said...

I love your lily of the valley! I have a few scattered along my back fence but wish I had more. They are so delicate.