Saturday, December 31, 2016

Days of December Collage

I just finished 31 days of December.  It was a lot of fun.  I used a 5x5 hand book sketchbook. One of my favorites. I had a list on World of Watercolor on Face Book.  I used ink, watercolor, gouache and even some Casein.  Gold ink as well as black.
It was fun.  There are a few that I didn't get done. It is hard to get one done each day.  I sketch at night, so sometimes it would be 11:00 before I was finishing.

The lastl Three!

Day 29-31
Icicles, Slippers and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Day 27-28

We are nearing the end of the 30 days of Christmas! It has been fun.
I did skip out on a couple of days.
Day 27 was draw a scarf and 28 was mittens.
My husband mentioned the three little kittens that lost their mittens, so I added our 3 cats.
They are brothers and so cute.  I named them Tom Dick and Harry!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Days 24-26

Since this is the holidays, i can't keep up! here is day 24-26
draw cookies and milk
a Gift, and Ice Skates

Friday, December 23, 2016

Day 23

Well i skipped day 22 because it was a reindeer!  Day 23 was fun though.  Draw a toy.  Our kids had a jack in the box and it was our favorite toy!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Day 19-21

I am behind again! it is so hard to post each day.

Day 19 was ornament
Day 20 was wrapping paper
Day 21 was snow globe.
I really had fun drawing the ornament and the snow globe.  I think these two are my favorites now!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Days 17 and 18-December Challenge

This challenge has been fun because I love to draw Christmas stuff!  I love painting funny snow people.    Day 17 is the cowboy.   I love stick horses so I had to add that!
Day 18 is Candy.  When we were kids ribbon candy was the candy my mother would buy, and we loved it! Maybe it was all the color that I liked!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Day 15 and 16

I find it is easier not to post every single day! so here is day 15 and 16

Day 15 was Draw a tree.  I saw this tree yesterday at the Farmers Co Op station.  So i call this a Farmers Tree!

Day 17 was to draw some Holly, so I just drew a Grandma's Apron!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Catching up

Well I missed day 10 and 12 so here is Day 11 and 13.
Day 10 was supposed to be a sweater
Day 11 was the Poinsettia
Day 12 was a Cake
and Day 13 Lights.
On the Poinsettia I put down reds and yellows along with splatters.
Then after dried I drew the flower with ink and painted with watercolor.
For Day 13 i wanted my lights to be different, so I added the cotton and called it the color of cotton. I miss farming. We grew cotton for 40 years, and I love seeing the harvest. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Days 7, 8 and 9

Is hard to post a picture each day, and i get behind!
Here are Days 7,8 and 9.
I looked up the song, 'I heard the Bells on Christmas Day' and was surprised to find out Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote it as a poem as his son was injured in the Civil war and he was taking care of him.  I was touched by the story and all the words. Especially the last two stanzas.
The challenge was draw a bell.  Day 8 was a red bird, and Day 9 was a fireplace.  The fireplace was drawn with an elegant writer and i kept it all black except for the wreath. I just wanted to do something different.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 2 and Day 3

The Sled and Christmas Boots
I am still sketching these in my 5x5 'hand Book. Then painting.  I am having fun drawing Christmas stuff. I have always enjoyed the Christmas images.

Friday, December 2, 2016

December Challenge

December Challenge is drawing, sketching or painting something each day that pertains to Christmas or Winter.  There is a list online, and I will try to follow it.

Day 1 was peppermint.  I didn't want to do something normal. How many ways can you paint a candy cane or a star light mint, so I decided to do something more fun.  This is called 'Peppermint Farm
and it makes cute Christmas cards.  It is done in a 5x5 Sketchbook, then i removed the middle of the pages with adobe photoshop.