Sketchbook Exchange – Finishing with a Peony!

The second round of the international sketchbook exchange has finished up! This round only had 7 participants, so it went a bit faster. I had much inspiration to choose from with spring blooming all around me. However, I knew that when I went for our annual walk through the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden at peakContinue reading “Sketchbook Exchange – Finishing with a Peony!”

Sketchbook Exchange Update – Drawing #5!

It has been quite a while since I have last posted! The fall season leading into the holidays became quite busy and next thing you know, we are here in February! Just before things ramped up in late fall, I did finish drawing #5 for the sketchbook exchange. I was not sure what to drawContinue reading “Sketchbook Exchange Update – Drawing #5!”

Mixed media experiment – tulip study in watercolor and colored pencil

I have some gorgeous red and yellow tulips in a vase this week. One of my very favorite flowers, I have always wanted to draw them, but get intimidated by the feathery red that blends into the yellow on the petals. I tend to use colored pencil and sometimes get too heavy-handed with it. IContinue reading “Mixed media experiment – tulip study in watercolor and colored pencil”