Thursday, February 26, 2009
Francie is a climber. No matter where she is she has to get to the highest point she can reach. Whether it's the back of the couch, the deck, top of the stairs, or on top of a pile of laundry! In this pic she is sitting at the top of the stairs, from this view point she can watch me in the kitchen, or she can keep up with all the bird and squirrel activity on the deck!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
cabin! Lots of light!! David plans on building a big long table behind
the couch! I can't wait! More space to spread out!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
finally gonna warm up! David already tilled up some space around my
fence! He also plowed up an area for our veggie garden! More news on
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
This is a smaller piece on 5.5x8.5" cold pressed paper. The cow I sketched out from a picture in my Hobby Farms magazine. If you can see it up close i even did the little wiskers on her lip. I like my fence in the background but I don't care for those trees. I need to do some tree lessons! But i do love her luscious eye lashes!
I made this little paper weight for David from a smooth river rock. After he gets his office moved he going to use it on his desk! After i photographed this rock and saw it up close i realized I probably should have worn some glasses to paint this little thing. The bird's beak is crooked and some of my other lines aren't even touching! haha! On the back is a little red heart and "your girl Tiff".
This is a 12x12. I did this lesson from a book on oil painting. I don't do oils but i figured i could apply the lesson to watercolors instead!
This is a Red Breasted Nuthatch. I also did the one for David for Valentine's Day! He was really impressed with it!!
I also duplicated this painting on a greeting card for my sister, Laura. I sent it to her for Valentine's Day! She loves Bluebirds. I miss her.
This cardinal was a fun project! Again, a lesson from the Terry Madden DVD. It is 11x15, the biggest painting i've tried yet! David was really impressed with this one! Of course, he loves them all! =) I actually framed this one and gave it to Granny for Valentine's Day. She loves Cardinals so she was happy!
I did this hibiscus from a lesson on the Terry Madden DVD. I used the pointed end of my paintbrush to carve the veins in the leaves and flower. I love the Hibiscus flower! It reminds me of my old home in south Florida!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
My Dad came over for the day cause he wanted to check out Hobby Lobby. He only lives about an hour away in Savannah. They have a Michaels Craft Store there. Anyway, we hung out in there for a while in the art section. Then came home and watched a Susan Scheewe DVD on Painting Trees & Leaves. That was good. Then we both decided to do a quick little project together. We picked out a drawing of a tulip. We both painted and this is what mine looked like. Dad's was good too, he made his tulip red.
Obviously, I need some major practice. I've been looking up tutorials on google and watch some helpful videos on YouTube. This is gonna take time, but i'm excited!
This is the first thing I've attempted to draw since High School and I'm 35 now! Not that it's that spectacular, but it seems as though I haven't lost my talent! Thanks Dad and GG (great-grandma)!!
welcome to my new blog! It's going to be about my watercolor painting. A bit about my gardening and cooking! Just life in the country! I'll do my best to keep it updated!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Welcome to Tiffany's Garden!
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