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Bumblebee

Bumblebee watercolor on Fabriano Artistico cold press 18 x 12.5 cm
This is a larger than life bee painted from a photograph I took last summer. They visit my lavender pots regularly. It has become unusual to see this type of bee because it is, sadly, in decline.



I mixed the black body using Viridian Green, Alizarin Crimson Red and French Ultramarine Blue. I  prefer to not use black from a tube. I like this method because it enables the creation of more interesting shifts of color. 



(my work in progress)

Recent posts

Untamed

Untamed watercolor on paper 24 x 32 cm

I am increasingly enthusiastic of painting animals. It is the first time I tackle painting a fox. Depicting the fur texture was absolutely a challenge.

Thank you for the visit!

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market watercolor on cold press paper 24 x 32 cm

This painting is based on a photo I took at my local farmer’s market. In the heat of the summer, it is vital to get there early. They luckily are up and running as early as 6am. I wanted to recapture the feeling of that early hour, when the sun helps to bring even more beauty to the already color-filled market.





work in progress

Trust

Trust watercolor on cold press paper 24 x 32 cm

I can't believe the month of March has flown by me... I have worked on this painting slowly throughout the month. It is from a photo kindly provided by artist friend Karen Duncan, painted with permission.

I do not have extensive experience with horses, by the little opportunities I have been given, I have noticed that they are very sensitive animals. It must be a great feeling to have a bond with such an animal, to earn their trust is surely a beautiful thing.

before adding paint 


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to view my work!

Sunflower

Sunflower watercolor on paper 8.5" x 11.5"/21.5 x 29 cm.

I couldn't resist buying this sunflower from the market the other day. It usually dies before I manage to finish painting it from life. It almost felt like it waited for me to finish: it started drooping only once I was done.


 my work in progress

Daydreaming Summer

Daydreaming Summer watercolor on paper 8.5" x 11.5"/21.5 x 29 cm.


It has become rather cold and dreary. I thought this would cheer me up, hopefully it will you as well!
Happy New Year!

From My Garden

From My Garden watercolor on paper 8" x "8"
Here are the last two paintings part of the gift to my parents. This is the final bloom from my Hibiscus bush, it is hard to believe it has kept blooming as far as December. The pink tones have a bluish hue in the autumn light.

"August Window" is from a photo I snapped during the Italian holiday of Ferragosto , celebrated the 15th of August. It is a very hot part of summer, it is very uncommon to see an open window in the midday sun. I attempt to convey this feeling from a special, rather quiet time of year.



August Window  watercolor on paper 8" x 9"
This is the final project: what it will look like on display....

all lined up and finished!



My friends, I wish you much joy and happiness this Christmas!