Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waterlily Goes Too Far

One thing leads to another. It rained this morning and I felt a little depressed about the darkness of the day but then the sun came out so I took my little dog outside for a walk. It was cold and we know winter is arriving early. Tonight I posted this waterlily design to Wet Canvas website for this week's All Media Event as explained in the previous post with fish.
Then I took the image into Corel Painter11 and added some lines.
Being my usual obsessive self when I overdo things I wondered what it might look like as a quilt design. I think I had better stop now.

If anyone has any thoughts I'd love to hear them.I kind of enjoyed this little adventure with the waterlily. And many thanks to Li of Wet Canvas who provided the reference lily photo.











Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fish on a Sunday Evening

It is Sunday night and my eyes are so tired but I I've been working on this today. A new fish illustration to add to the Pink Flamingo below this post. Goodnight out there in cyberland. I hope you had a good day.

The older I become, the more I treasure each and every day.  This weekend I am remembering Edgar who died at the age of one hundred but who was wise and smart and gentle and kind right to the end of his long and eventful life. He wrote a weekly column for his newspaper right up to the day before he passed away. What an inspiration he was to everyone.

Pink Flamingo

Wet canvas has some beautiful photo references this week on their All Media Art Event.

Using Corel Draw X4 in vector format I came up with a couple of versions of a pink flamingo in grass.

I converted it to a jpeg file and took the design into Painter11 and then changed it with a little line work using the coloured pencil brush.

I think this would make a nice card don't you think? I'd be glad to send this to anyone as a pdf gift card file if you let me know. I'd like to thank Lisilk for the beautiful photographs this week. I am about to tackle a few more.




Friday, November 05, 2010

Walking With Maggie

I took a few photos while walking with Maggie this week. I thought I'd post them. The leaves are falling fast and soon the colour will be gone. This is one of her favourite places. Me too!