January 20, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 20 "Chives with Flowers" Watercolor with Ink


I took a photo of chive plants in a community garden in our Chinatown. It's on a steep hill so it's a cool terraced garden with chickens and a children's garden. I drew and painted this piece from my photo.

Here's a link the the beautiful gallery for Day 20 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.


January 19, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 19 "Red, Green and Yellow Peppers" Watercolor with Ink


Today is day no. 19 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Above is my red, green and yellow peppers painting. 

And here is the link to the beautiful gallery of work.

January 18, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 18 "Cupcake with Cherry" Watercolor with Pencil



For today's painting, I decided to create a value drawing in pencil first and then paint the same piece in watercolor. It helped to see the dark and light values. 

Here's the beautiful gallery of other paintings for Day 18.



January 17, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 17 "Lemon Tree" Watercolor with Pencil


At Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory, there was a lemon tree. (It's a nice break from our cold winter to be in the nice warm conservatory.)

Here is the wonderful gallery of painters for day 17.

January 16, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 16 "Fruit Tart" Ink with Watercolor


Took a little break over the weekend but now I'm back to my daily painting with a watercolor of a fruit tart from a Chinese bakery near our home.

Here's a link to day 16 paintings

January 13, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 13 "Paperwhite" Ink with Watercolor




For day 13, here is a Paperwhite flower that I grew in my kitchen window. I used pen & ink with watercolor.

Here's a link to the day 13 gallery