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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ICAD #8

Grapefruit and Cherry

"Grapefruit on a Cherry Red Counter"



I was demoing at Stampfest Summer in Lakeland, Florida this weekend and I had a little down time on Saturday night.  
I pulled out my watercolor pencils and sketched a little scene for the ICAD Challenge on Daisy Yellow.  
I'm on day #8 and the prompt was Grapefruit and Cherry.
I found this little excerpt from a book, that seemed to fit perfectly!

Monday, June 15, 2015

ICAD #7

Periodic Table

No step-out photos tonight. 
I decided to just take the time and enjoy the process.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

ICAD #6

Taxi

Some more watercolor and sketching fun today.
Drew my sketch and started laying down color.


...a little more shading.


Then I used a Pitt Pen and started outlining the little details
and
now I have a Rickshaw "Taxi"


Saturday, June 13, 2015

ICAD #5

Owl

I had a couple of busy weeks and have fallen a bit behind on my ICADs, but it's all good because I finally had a chance to play in my watercolors today.

For ICAD #5 I pulled out my Winsor and Newton Watercolor Palette and some Twinkling H2Os and my little watercolor block.  
I'm enjoying practicing and building my sketching and watercolor skills.
I masked my little owl and tree branches and started layering watercolor washes in shades of blue for the night sky and shades of yellow for the moon.


After that layer dried, I started layering in darker blues and blue black for the night sky.


Then I let that dry and started with the dark greens and blue greens and giving the illusion of leaves in the moonlit night.


A bit more layering of colors and it's starting to take shape.


Now to let it dry so I can rub off the masking and add color to the branches and the owl.


Next I peeled off the masking fluid so I can add color to the limbs of the tree and finish up the moon.
I left the little owl masked for now.  He will be the last thing I paint.


Don't these colors look pretty!!!  


I might have gone a bit too far.
But I was having too much fun!!


I painted in the owl...added a bit of doodling and edging and I think I LIKE it!!


I hope you've enjoyed my step out pictures!!
Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by!




Saturday, June 06, 2015

ICAD #4

Mailbox

Had this one halfway completed for a couple of days, but got crazy busy with life...so I finally finished it up today.
Now on to #5.


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

ICAD #3

Map

"My Town"

ICAD #3 
Pens, Doodle, Map 
A map of just some of the things that can be found downtown on the waterfront of "My Town"


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

ICAD #2

Carnival

ICAD #2
Carnival

I did today's card about a local hometown festival.
This year marks the 113th consecutive annual celebration of GeorgeFest. 
It is the longest running festival in Florida. 
The theme this year was “From Sea to Shining Sea”.



Monday, June 01, 2015

ICAD #1

Pens, Drawing and Chevrons

ICAD #1 
Pens, Drawing and Chevrons