Friday, April 21, 2017

The pink trees

On my street, on the treelawn we have a stretch of these gorgeous trees that have pink flowers.
They aren't cherry blossoms, but the appearance is similiar and for a few days we have these incredible, gorgeous pink lined streets.

For about 5 minutes.
Then it rains, every year and the wind blows and they all fall off.
I was able to capture a quick picture of them this year when the sun was out and use it for a watercolor.

I thought I'd share some WIP pictures of that watercolor with you.

I first put down some washes of color.
This is the part I always hate... I never like how it turns out at this stage.
This is the "awkward teenage phase" of art.

 Then it's time to start defining the flowers a bit more.
A close up so you can see how they go from blob to impression of flower

And here is where I am now.
It's not quite done but the entire paper is soaking wet and I need to let things settle... including my vision of what it will be.

So I'll set it aside for a while and finish it in a day or so. Or sometime next week. 

Do you have any pretty trees or flowers that pop up in spring near your house?
I'd love to know!

Friday, April 7, 2017


In the last week I have been finalizing some really awesome stuff.
I created a coloring book that's going to be in hand by the end of the month and I can show you my sneak peek here! 

It's available for preorder on my website and I've been jumping for joy (and freaking out) for days.

Today, I got my ISBN for it.

I can't even tell you how excited I was by that, I can only imagine this must be what it feels like to be Stephen King... LOL

I promise I'll have lots more to show you in the upcoming days and weeks now that I have that project settled. 

I hope you've been making awesome things, I'd love to see what you are working on!