Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What's in My Studio...

Working this week on some of the gesso and watercolor paintings I started and are still in progress. My sister made an unexpected trip up to visit this weekend, so of course we had to play with our art supplies. This was a technique I showed her, although we didn't get one totally completed. (They take time with all the drying needed, and heat drying just does not give the same cool effect.) I meant to get a picture while she was sitting across the table from me, but we were too busy chatting and playing and it didn't happen. 

What is remaining today is this painting, right before I put another layer of green. You can also see some copper tape (an estate sale score) being made into inchies. The copper tape was attached to strips of mat board and textured using an embossing plate. 

In other news, this morning we went to our favorite Joe's Gardens for a few plant starts. It was sunny and beautiful (although not exactly warm). Here are the kale, beets and spinach waiting to be planted. (The large kale in the background wintered over.)
Oh my goodness, I love this time of year when the sun shines. :)


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8 comments:

April Story said...

I am loving your painting. The flowers are so pretty. I know what you mean about forgetting to take the picture. We took my mother-in-law out tonight for her birthday and I forget to get a picture of us. ugh April #41

Eliza said...

Looks like you did have fun with your sister, nice to have surprise visitors that you enjoy. Lovel garden too. Enjoy the warmth.

Happy WOYWW

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 36
my favourite number

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Helen, just starting to have a dabble with watercolours and am closely checking out your painting, I bet you and your sister had a lovely time together. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#40

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Beautiful painting. I look at your garden with longing as we must wait until end of May before we can plant. Diane #69

my cup of tea said...

Love your art! So cute and springy!
Cant wait to buy some new plants!
Happy planting!
~donna~

Angie said...

Oh such fun photos!!! Your water color is so pretty!!! It's warming up here...and now we have the awful yellow pine pollen that coats everything...yippee!!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love how cheerful the colors are in this painting and YAY for sunshine and trips to the nursery :) our starts are still in the greenhouse since we are expecting more snow ( probably a dusting) on friday. ~ Stacy #99

Sharon Madson said...

I want to know how to do the gesso and water color. I have everything I need, but don't know how to use the gesso. :)The copper looks fun, too. Thanks for the peeks at your space and garden plants. #44

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