Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring has Sprung

This is my post for the April Virtual Sketch Date. I did the back ground first around the blocked in areas for the flowers.
It is a watercolor on hot pressed paper. Thank you to Jeanette Jobson for providing the reference photo of a rhododendron bud from her garden.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Passion for Painting Award

I received this award from the very talented artist, Ann Gorbatt. I was so encouraged by her appreciation. I am supposed to write 7 things I love and then choose 7 new artists to pass the award onto. This is my LOVE list (God and family are a given):
  1. My Amazon Kindle, it is truly an amazing reading device.
  2. The Mitford series by Jan Karon,a great book series about a kindly priest in a small town,
  3. Cabins in the woods with porches
  4. National Parks,especially Zion, Utah
  5. Descanso Gardens in California in the Spring time
  6. Santa Barbara's State Street scene
  7. and of course PAINTING !!
The 7 new artists are
  1. Belinda Del Pesco
  2. Lorelle Miller
  3. Nathan Fowkes
  4. Linda of Quotidian Curiosities
  5. Ruth Bodycott
  6. Carolee S. Clark
  7. Kay Sorensen
Check out these amazing artists.