January 30, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 30 "Red Beet" Watercolor


Julia Child said, "I'm a beet freak. I put them in the pressure cooker." The red beet isn't native to the edible gardens in the United States. Thomas Jefferson grew beets in his garden at Monticello. But they caught on here, currently we are one of the top 3 producers of red beets in the world. 

Here's a link to the other paintings in the gallery.

January 24, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days: No. 24 "Daisy" Watercolor


Today's painting is an exercise from Paul Riley's book "Flower Painting" called negative painting. He has such gorgeous, expressive watercolors.

Here's a link to the gallery for today.

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.