detail Plant Shapes

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This is a little detail from a larger watercolor painting (10″ x 12″). The painting has gone from mushroom shapes (using a photo reference of mine) to blueberry-like shapes (imagined) to just plant shapes (imagined even further). Now, I’ve been trying to create little dew drops–not so successful, so the image has become an experiment in shapes, shadows, contrast, and who knows where it will end up.

Koi Pond II

Koi Pond II is a small (5.5″ x 7.5″) watercolor on Rives BFK paper. This type of paper, a printmaking paper, doesn’t allow for a lot of transitions but receives the watercolor as a stain. The image is from several pictures that I took of a friend’s koi pond. When the fish hear her voice, they come up to the surface to greet her (hoping for food, of course).

More of my artwork can be seen on my  website and my Etsy shop