A week ago I decided to do an advent calendar for my brother and his family, with handpainted minie watercolors and Christmas poems and stories for each day. So here I am. Four are still missing.
Freitag, 12. November 2021
Paint Party Friday: Painting for Advent
Freitag, 29. Oktober 2021
Paint Party Friday: Is It Fall Already?
Good morning for Paint Party Friday! I didn't share my art here for some time, as life got in the way. We're building a house and do the interiors for some weeks (putting up wallpapers, painting, laying tiles etc.) and my husband got injured in the process, so he can't use his left arm for some months. So it was all up to me and my lovely parents and parents-in-law, who helped us so much. We are very lucky to have them!
But back to art. Although I didn't have much art time, I painted and drew some things. For example this barn owl on Strahtmore Toned Tan paper. Got it yesterday and love it already. The pencils were Faber Castell.
Freitag, 13. August 2021
Paint Party Friday: Regaining Confidence
Hello and welcome to Paint Party Friday!
After my pencil desaster at the beginning of the week, I worked on some pencil drawing to regain confidence in drawing with pencils (and not being afraid to sharpen them! *LOL*). Derwent customer service reacted at its best and will send me a replacement tin of pencils right away. Didn't expect that, but LOVE a good customer service (as I couldn't find the receipt and couldn't remember where I bought the pencils).
Soooooo, here are some drawings I did this week. A pied wagtail with Derwent pencils.
Donnerstag, 12. August 2021
Thursday Art Date with Rain: Weather and Weather Lore
Weather and Weather Lore is this week's theme for Thursday Art Date with Rain.
Weather.....while in some places there are terrible wildfires due to heatwaves and months without rain, there are floodings in other areas of this world. The summer in Germany was very wet so far, so we are on the "flooding" side. If you don't want to see all the destruction, don't click on the links. I hope you are safe, where you are!
For myself, I like thunderstorms, storms in general and even high waves. I never was afraid of thunder and lightning, not even as a kid. Always loved to watch a nice thunderstorm, but Mother Nature can be destructive.
For this week's theme I had to use the pencils my employer gave me and my colleagues some weeks ago (Remember the story? We each got a pack of colored pencils, but still don't know what they are for.)
Dienstag, 10. August 2021
T stands for....pencil massacre!
Yesterday I pulled out my "good" pencils, as I was planning to do a nice drawing or two to practice my pencil drawing skills, specially in doing something more than just a quick sketch as a basis for a watercolor painting. Yeah, wanted to draw an A6 postcard with a cormorant.........the pencils were not new, but I only used them once so far to test them.......
Samstag, 7. August 2021
Paint Party Friday: Lots of Yellow and Black
A bit late to the party, but here we go. I got some yellow and black to share with you.
This week I prepared a piece of watercolor paper for painting a Great Tit. Life got in the way, but Friday evening I felt the urge to draw something. So the Great Tit was sketched out on a piece of drawing paper and I used my colored pencils to add some color. Love the pose of this bird!
Donnerstag, 5. August 2021
Thursday Art Date with Rain: Ditches and Holes
Hello and welcome to Thursday Art Date with Rain! Hope you are all well and had some time for art this week. I'm sharing a lot of my art on Twitter lately and met some wonderful people there. Owls were a favorite of mine, but also my weak point, when it comes to drawing and painting. But inspired and encouraged by some fellow Twitter artists I drew this tawny owl in its nesting hole.