Saturday, March 31, 2007
More journal pages...
Friday, March 30, 2007
Little penguin for Israel
wonderful Wee Bunny pattern, found here.
I just modified it a bit: I used the bunny ears as little wings.
All hand sewn and made with lotsa love for my beautiful son Israel.
They are both happy with their new softies.This week was very productive creatively
so I've decided to spend my weekend
swinging on the hammock and watch my boys play.
I'll be back monday with this week's
Illustration Friday topic: SNAP.
Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
Thank you so much for all the comments on
the Kitty-a-Day Week :o)
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Le petit poulet
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Watercolor & ink on paper.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Goldfish on Kraft
I used some kraft paper instead of my usual
watercolor paper and drew the little fishy
with a nib and my white acrylic ink,
then gave it a wash in watercolor
and this is the result.
I've always been a HUGE fan of kraft paper
and I think I'll be doing
lots more drawings on it
from now on.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
"A Kitty-A-Day" week!
...so stay tuned for daily feline treats :o)
Watercolor and ink on paper.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Illustration Friday: I SPY...
Thursday, March 22, 2007
and share it with all of you.
My "secrets" to nice & bright watercolor paintings:
I buy Cotman Watercolors in a tube by Windsor & Newton.
These are the 12 colors I use
(I buy them separately, not in a set):
-Cobalt Blue Hue 179
-Prussian Blue 538
-Permanent Rose 502
-Cadmium Red Hue 095
-Cadmium Orange 089
-Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue 119
-Yellow Ochre 744
-Burnt Umber 076
-Ivory Black 331
-Chinese White 150
-Acquarello Watercolor Artistico Extra White
(extra white makes colors look brighter)
100% Cotton (Grana Satinada, Hot pressed) by Fabriano
You can buy it here.
Aquarelle Fontenay 100% Cotton
(Fine Grain, Cold Pressed) By Canson.
I buy these in blocks because
I like the fact that the block is glued
on 4 sides and it prevents the paper from warping
from the humidity of the watercolor.
It does warp a little but if you let it dry completely
on the block before ripping the page out
it straightens back again perfectly.
First, I sketch, then when I'm happy with my design
I draw it with a very sharp extra hard pencil (a 6H usually)
directly on my watercolor paper.
I keep my watercolors
on a plastic palette like the one shown above.
Then I start to color in the lines with my watercolors.
I use synthetic round pointed brushes, these are
I never took a watercolor class...
I'm pretty sure that helped me develop
my own style of painting.
I'm totally enamored with this medium.
I also paint with oils but watercolors are my favorite
and what I'm most comfortable with.
My collages are made with my own images,
usually discarted watercolors
that I cut up and paste or old journal pages.
(yes, I do actually cut them up)
Hope this helps anyone
that wants to give watercolors a try
& inspires you to get creative!
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my work,
it's really a pleasure to share it with you guys :o)
Oh!, the illo I made for this post was made with ink,
watercolors and a photo
of my trusty palette.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The Pink Room
I NEVER use pink,
it must be some sort of spring fever thing.
Watercolor on paper.
Pillow for J+V
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Illustration Friday: TOTAL
+ 25 stamped raindrops + 1 cow postage stamp + 1 piece of pink china paper
+ 1 cut out umbrella from an old watercolor painting
= a TOTAL of 72 elements that make up this collage.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thank you so much for visiting this blog.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The march pages.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Illustration Friday: WIRED part two
Ink on paper.
Illustration Friday: WIRED
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Made by hand with love
she likes to go get her bread fresh at the bakery everyday :)
I made the tote from natural canvas
and embroidered a patch of wool that says: "La bolsa del pan", wich means "The bread bag"
The fabric label was stamped with one of my hand carved stamps.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
I made some iron on transfers of their drawings
onto white canvas & then made the quilt.
I put some tabs on the top part to be able to hang it on the wall.
It was my first attempt and I haven't made another quilt since then.
These days I keep a blog with their drawings,
click here to go take a look.