Have been wanting to paint a feather, so I played around with this shape and added some graphic elements. The page looked bare, so I dug through my ephemera stash and found this handmade seeded paper that had just the right colors in it and I glued it to my page. Guess I’ll never know now what kind of flower seeds were in that paper…
I am now R-E-T-I-R-E-D from the US Postal Inspection Service! Great job and wonderful folks to work with, but I’m ready to have time to spend in the art studio.
I gathered my watercolor supplies and have been dabbling on a couple projects. Worked on this sketch while we were staying in a motel, waiting to close on our house in Alabama. Was harder than I thought it would be, picking up my brushes after 20 years of not painting. Felt good to get back at it. Mmmm, I love the smell of watercolors on Arches paper. (Am I weird???)
My latest project was to design a logo for my son, Chance, who makes spinner baits and fishing lures. I wanted it to feel hand drawn and hand painted, so I didn’t clean it up much before handing it over to him. This was good practice.
I’ll be practicing more now that we’ve gotten a bit settled after moving home to Mississippi. Still must build a house and studio here and most of my art/pottery supplies are packed away in storage, but I’ve found enough to begin my drawing and painting practice. Very excited to get back into my art.