Sunday, October 28, 2018

From the Past


I was in Seattle for much of this past week mostly with medical appointments, and came to Florida yesterday to visit with family and now I have some time to catch up.

 This is the longest I've gone more than two days without a watercolor postcard since February of this year.  I had done only one little watercolor last week, from the ferry on the way to Juneau on Monday. I did do a couple of pen and ink sketches while in Seattle and perhaps I will do some watercolor on the sketches and won't feel so bad.

The above was done a week ago, visiting a friend at her home before I left town.

I was surprised to fine this poppy in bloom week before last considering all the freezing we've had.

I planted the seedling that a friend gave me of this hollyhock in a pot and brought it in the house when it started getting cold and painted it the week before last.  When I left home last week there were over 25 bloom on it.

There are a few more postcards that I did before leaving home, but I failed to scan them.  Here are a couple that I just found scans of that I had forgotten to post in September.

It was an overcast day when I did these from a photograph.  I used some while gouache, wet in wet on the second one which I like  better.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Mountain Ash

 The sun came out on Wednesday and the mountain ash glowed.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Gray Days

We haven't seen much but gray skys for the last few days.  There was very heavy rain over the weekend.  This was painted at Susan and Lil's house on the Salmon River on Friday on gray paper.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Another Accordian Book

I had started this little book last year with the first page and finished with some more colorful leaves and berries.  I'll put a cover on it soon.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

End of Fall

Fall is coming to a close, so I'd best get these posted before fall turns to winter.  There is already new snow in the Chilkats.  This first one is once again the willow south of the house from my studio window, painted on Tuesday.  I used some gouache.

I did this one on Wednesday, with Kathy and Ellie from Aimee's landing on the Salmon River, looking across to the Howe cabin.  The next morning, Thursday, there was snow on the far mountains which are east of Excursion Inlet.  The closer mountains, Excursion Ridge are west (our side) of the inlet.  It appears, now, that I exaggerated the color in the cottonwood.

This was from a photo I took on Wednesday.  It is Howe's new house, just down river from the cabin.

Again, my default subject, willow south of the house.  This time I was trying for something a little different with irridescent paint, but it doesn't show here.

Yesterday, I spent a pleasant afternoon painting with Ellie at her lovely
 home.  This was a view of Charlie's house  from her upstairs studio where she creates exquisite quilts. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Accordian Book

about 3.5x3 inches

 Since I have been doing my sketches and all my  little watercolors lately as postcards, I've been missing making and painting in books, so a couple of weeks ago, I made some little accordion books and did some of my daily paintings in them.  They are smaller than my more postcard-size paintings.

This is of flowers that were still in the garden and in the sunroom before the first hard freeze and I limited it to red and pink..... the nasturtium is more red than orange.

The cover is made from paper that I decorated with acrylic and hand carved blocks.