Monday, May 25, 2009

Odd Place for a Wren's Nest

We recently bought one of the "topsy-turvy" tomato planters and hung it on our deck. After the tomato plant was a pretty good size, along came a bad storm with lots of wind and the tomato plant broke off. We added a new tomato plant and along came Mr. and Mrs. Wren and decided..."hmmmm, what a nice place to build a nest and raise a family!" We water it from the upper deck and every time we start adding water...out they fly...and as soon as we move away from it...back they come. What determined little birds they are. Not sure whether the eggs will hatch...but we'll see.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More painting on the Pink Rose

I did a bit more painting on the pink rose...not sure how much more I'll add to it...but maybe a bit more on the bottom leaves on left. I don't want them to be in focus as much as the leaves on the right...I'm still thinking on it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pink rose - unfinished

Another rose I found blooming in my son's yard...couldn't resist painting it in watercolor. It's not finished...I've been painting on it a little bit every day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mighty Like a Rose

I visited my son a couple of weeks ago and took some photos of his beautiful roses. Here's one that I painted in watercolor.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Geranium Painting

I bought some geraniums for my deck and this was the first one to bloom...thought I'd try to capture it in watercolor before planting it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My yard...the last of the azaleas...

(image after learning to adjust the colors and values of my scans)

(first scan prior to learning to adjust colors and values)

Finally, I've had a chance to do some more painting...finished this one tonight.

Added note: I've been playing around with my new printer/scanner...trying to figure out how to get the colors in the image to look more like the painting. The top image is MUCH better.