Monday, April 14, 2014


Today I played with the color yellow. Below are a few facts about yellow...
My yellow things

1. The definition of yellow
"Yellow." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. <>.
2. Yellow is the lightest hue in the spectrum
3. How the color yellow affects you:
-Stimulates mental processes
-Stimulates the nervous system
-Activates memory
-Encourages communication

4. Shade names for the color yellow:








This blogger claims there are 1,200 shades of yellow!

6. Finally, Cold Play "Yellow"

Yellow makes me happy. Today I saw a whole field of yellow daffodils. It was stunning on this rainy and cloud filled day. Do you love yellow?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Practice Make Perfect?

This weekend I spent time practicing painting a camellia. I painted these over and over again. Here are 4 examples:

First, the flowers were flat. I did a little research and added shadows in the flower. Then the middle of the flower became muddy. I lighted the shadows and liked the results much better. I learned about layering the watercolors. I worked on a scrap piece of paper and finally applied what learned to the camellia. Finally, I left white spaces and liked it even more. It still doesn't look like I want it but I can see improvement.
Maybe it would look better this way...
The bee turned into a wasp! 

This little bee died right outside my door and sat on my desk all weekend as a prop.  Poor little guy!
Thanks for peeking in my sketchbook!