Friday, 15 February 2008

Scent of my garden

How relaxing it is to hold a brush after some days off.

Violets invaded my garden. There is a violets carpet along the corridor of roses. Beautiful!

Happy weekend.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Dreaming of summer

Not doing justice to Hawaii. ;) My second try with palms, but somehow managed to destroy this one completely. Liked it on half-way... looked quite soft and clear... but the palms needed structure...and ...and...
It's important to know when to stop painting, I red somewhere. Hopefully I learned my lesson. ;)

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Fruit studies

Still red fruit ... :)

Have a nice evening.

Monday, 4 February 2008

Sketch book

Someone recently taught me not to use paper with lines for my sketches, today I learned that the sketch book is good for pencil work and I need watercolor paper for water-colors. Facing similar troubles painting with watercolors on a 80lb sketch book that on smooth watercolor paper. Another thing I realised is that my camera is constantly "eating" the yellow color on my paintings.

I recently created this blog as a self-encouraging way to paint. But what a difference it makes when I see a comment on my post. :))) Lin, Teri and Jay, I'm grateful for every single thought of yours that you put on my blog. THANK YOU!!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Little road

There's a place I really like to take a walk to. It's a little hill behind our village. Since I was a kid it was one of my fave destinations near home. Here grow beautiful wild orchids and on top of the hill you have a wonderful view to the sea and the italian town Trieste.