June 2012 archive

Another Sneak Preview of My Upcoming Tangerine Tango Tour

Painting is still underway at my house for my upcoming Tangerine Tango tour. It’s been a lot of work–and a lot of fun. I’m still assembling items in a variety of shades of tangerine to splash around my house. Here’s another sneak preview. This outdoor dinnerware was too colorful to resist:

As was this outdoor rug with a border of tangerine and pink poppies:

New Tools

Remember how exciting it was when you got your hands on your first box of 64 count Crayola crayons–the one with the sharpener in the back? The possibilities were endless. Well I’m just as excited about my new set of 150 Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. I’ve been wanting this set forever but at $250.00, the cost was exorbitant. You can purchase this set online at http://www.dickblick.com for $133.00. That’s nearly half the normal price, so I pounced on it. I see lots of colorful projects in my future.

Look at all the beautiful colors–they’re three layers deep. Wouldn’t it be fun if there was a sharpener in the back? I girl can dream, can’t she?

Daffodils in Watercolor

daffodils in watercolor

My daughter’s daffodils–completed during our Memorial Day family watercolor fest. I love everything about this painting: the sunny yellow, the vibrant orange offset with it’s complementary color blue, the blue shading in the leaves, and the textures on the centers of the flowers. Her skills continue to improve with each successive painting. Watercolors on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

My Mom’s Agapanthus

My mom’s third watercolor painting–completed during our Memorial Day family watercolor fest. This painting was a little more challenging for her due to the small size of the blooms, but she stuck with it–after a brief hiatus–and she ended up with a successful painting. Way to go, mom. Watercolors on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

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