Draw A Bird, March 2021

Hi Friends! It’s good to participate again in Draw A Bird celebrations on the 8th of each month.

Timid Titmouse
Timid Titmouse

Admittedly, I painted this fellow at the end of last year but never had time to write a post for him. It was one of my more successful attempts to paint loosely, which I find challenging. Thanks for stopping by and stay well!

Rose Gardens

After practicing loose, freestyle watercolor roses for a couple of days, I had quite a “garden” of them to be made into greeting cards.

Hand-painted Roses Bridal Card

Hand-painted Roses Bridal Shower Card

They are quite fun to paint, take shape quickly, and make an elegant presentation.

Hand-painted Watercolor Roses Birthday Card

Hand-painted Roses Birthday Card

Hand-painted Watercolor Roses Birthday Card

Hand-painted Roses Birthday Card











Here’s hoping we call can take time to smell the real roses today.  Happy Wednesday!

Beachcombing #NatureDoodlewash

I love the look of loose watercolor painting but find it a challenge as it does not come naturally to me.  However, when reviewing vacation photos I knew this one would be a perfect candidate for a loose style and a #NatureDoodlewash.  This is my husband, Jerry, walking along the surf one peaceful morning, and I am sure he was diligently looking for shark teeth.  We have a friendly family competition to see who can find the largest one each year, and this year Jerry won the bragging rights.

Beachcombing Hubby

Carolina Beach Combing

This NC beach is generally uncrowded and serene, and looking at this painting reminds me what a restful place it is.  In the lyrics of James Taylor, “I’m goin’ to Carolina in my mind.”