Category Archives: Amaryllis

TAPESTRIES OF NATURE ART – PEACOCK, AMARYLLIS, ALOE VERA & PEONY

TAPESTRIES OF NATURE – Mixed media. (Japanese brush painting, watercolor background & my handmade mono-prints.)  This is part of a body of work, which was created to submit to a local juried art show, which I have been accepted into for 3 years in a row.  I am disappointed to say that not one of these pieces was accepted into the show.  (The jurors for the show this year are only interested in contemporary/modern art.  Oh well.)  

2014 ART JOURNAL – WEEK OF APRIL – MY LIFE AS AN ARTIST BY-THE-SEA

April 2014 Art Journal - Page 52 WATERMARK

This April week was filled with visits from opossums & a huge raccoon, an amaryllis plant surprise bloom, a SeaWorld rescue of a sea lion pup, an antique car & plane show at the beach, making origami paper covered eggs & scoring a vintage Japanese jewelry box at a thrift shop.  Oh, & a flock of little paper birds to decorate my life.  

AMARYLLIS PLANT & WATERCOLOR SKETCH

Amaryllis watercolor sketch 4-2014 WATERMARK

INK SKETCH WITH WATERCOLORS OF AN AMARYLLIS PLANT GROWING ON MY PATIO. What I’ve learned about sketching is to keep going on even if you’ve made a mistake. The point of sketching gs to give us “muscle memory” to draw or paint our subject. The act of sketching a live subject imbues the essence of the subject in our emotions so we can paint from our heart.

Amaryllis blooming 4-6-2014