Sunday, October 30, 2016
We decided to spend the rainy weekend at the beach. The beach is about 1.5-2 hrs away from Portland. On the way, we stopped at a winery to take pictures of grapevines in the fall, with yellow leaves. The sun picked out of the clouds and the vines started glowing. I was trying to paint the sunlight hitting the yellow leaves.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
I went with my friend to one of the wineries in Dundee,OR today. The winery is fairly new called "Purple hands". We tasted some wine and enjoyed ourselves.
The grapevines are turning deep yellow. I really enjoyed the back lighting on the vines. Here is my attempt to represent the beauty of the moment:
Sunday, October 16, 2016
I felt like painting something peaceful. What could be more peaceful that a beautiful lily in a pond? I used splattering and negative painting to get the flower to pop and to define the leaves.
I received the duochrome watercolors by Daniel Smith and can't seem to want to stop playing with them. DS is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands. I love the sparkles! Here are recent paintings- the second one Is a close up, trying to show the sparkles.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
For my birthday I got some watercolors that looked fun- by Daniel Smith. The colors included moonglow, duo chrome Cabo, undersea green, cascade green and saguaro green. These are like candy- the colors sparkle and change. These would not be my basic colors, but new colors make painting so much fun! Cascade green goes on as a boring green, but when it dries out, it gets flecks of turquoise; saguaro green has specks of gold and bronze. I painted a cat with green eyes, so I could play with all three green paints.
I saw these boats in the Cinque Terra area, in Monorolo. They were real, working boats, made out of shiny wood. After visiting the village we kept walking on the trail that connects these small Italian villages. The trail is not challenging and the views from it are spectacular.