Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #120

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I spent the bulk of the day preping the livingroom for painting.  Lots of moving furniture and items around to get to the places that need a little fixing and spackle.  Of course it is tiring, so I tried to get my painting done a little early.  Here is my watercolor for day #120.  



An abstract tonight.  Not sure what I was going for but I just wanted to focus on the watercoloring and getting a little variation in the paint.

That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stoping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #119

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I spent the day preparing for an Adult Education class, where I was the guest teacher.  It was a cake class, for the same woman I have helped out before.  This one started at 6pm and I just got home at 9:45.  I am really tired from standing up all day long.  I have a quick painting that was inspired from the 100 little violet flowers I made today.  Here is my watercolor for day
#119.



I wanted to focus on just the flower, so I decided to go without any background.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, April 28, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #118

Hello,

I hope you had a good Monday.  Here is my watercolor for day #118.



This was my second drawing tonight.  I couldn't save the first one, I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to draw and it ended up looking like that.   I tried to work on different patterns for this second one.  I am happy with the way it came out.

That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #117

Hello,

I hope you had a good Sunday.  We had a long day, so I tried to get my painting done a little early.  Here is my watercolor for day # 117.


I like the design of this one.  It sort of looks like an abstract octopus to me.  A different vision to see, but that's what popped in my head.  

That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #116

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  Molly has a dance performance tonight so I wanted to get my painting done early.  Here is my watercolor for day # 116.



I started with the black sketch and then filled it in.  I was thinking of doing two colors but I liked the contrast of the orange and white, so I left it as is.  I hope you are enjoying all these watercolors.  That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, April 25, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #115

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #115.



When I looked at yesterday's painting I realized it looked like an older one.  I dug through my pile of old paintings and sure enough there was one very similar to it.  I feel like they are all starting to look alike now and I am not sure what to do.  I started tonight and it was just a simple colorblock again.  I decided to add a little black detail to change it up a bit.  I need to find some new inspiration or perhaps not wait to paint at night, so I am not so tired.  A class would also be nice, I just need to figure out how to squeeze it into my schedule.  I will keep working at it. : )

That's all for now.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #114

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  I had a long day of working on the house today.  I am still trying to finish the touch ups in the kitchen and dining room area.  I finished the ceiling two days ago and today started the work on the walls today.  It took longer than I thought to prep them because there are a lot of things I needed to clean up from the contractors work.  I taped the wall tonight and should be able to paint tomorrow and then the only thing left to do is a little baseboard trim.  

Here is my watercolor for day #114.


Another colorblock tonight.  I picked the colors in order from my palette tonight.  (No extra thinking involved) : ).  Simple and clean and I like it.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #113

Hello,

I hope your day was good.  Here is my watercolor for day #113.


A colorblock painting for tonight.  Simple lines and simple details.  That's all for me tonight.  Lots of things to do around the house still.  Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #112

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my watercolor for day #112.



Just a simple fun one.  I am battling a migraine right now, so I wanted to finish quickly.  That will be all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, April 21, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #111

Hello,

I hope you are having a nice day.  I got my watercolor done a little earlier tonight and got to spend a little time on it.  Here is my watercolor for day #111.



A fun bright pattern tonight.  I started with the black pen and then filled in the color.   It is easier for me to start with a sketch or drawing but I don't always do that.  It's good to work in different ways because you can always learn new things.  It's also nice because it helps to figure out what you like and build on your style.  

That's all for now.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #110

Hello,

I hope you had a good Sunday.  Here is my watercolor for day #110.



I painted a background first, which has a few colors in it, but they are a little difficult to see.  I wasn't sure what else to add, nothing was coming to mind.  I thought if I just painted a line or two, I might be inspired.  That really didn't happen with this one though.  I added a few more details and just called it done.  Not a favorite tonight but still a good process.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #109

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  We had a nice day here.  Chris and I had a date night tonight and it's always nice to get one of those.  We just returned and I finished my painting.  Here is my watercolor for day #109.



A little different one tonight.  I was looking at a bottle cap to get the gecko idea.   I started to do a patterned background but it did not quite work, so I filled it in with this background.  I like the result.  

That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.  

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, April 18, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #108

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my watercolor for day #108.



A simple one tonight but I like the way it turned out.  It also helps because they are my favorite colors.  

That's all for tonight.  Have a great night and enjoy your weekend.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #107

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  I thought I would get to work on my painting earlier but things got a little hectic at the end of the day.  Here is my watercolor for day #107.



I wanted to do a more detailed design but just didn't have the time.  I also wanted to work with the same idea as yesterday, which I did do.  A simple geometric design, a change from my normal swirls and curves.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #106

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I got to spend more time on my painting tonight.  Here is my watercolor for day #106.



I really like the way this one turned out.  I see metal and rivets.  I hope you like this one.  That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, day #105

Hello,

I hope you had a good day .  The girls are on spring break right now.   We decided short notice to spend the day at Disneyland/ California Adventure Parks.  We just returned and I painted something up really quick.  Here is my watercolor for day #105.


An odd design for me, just quick and random.  We had a long day and I am tired.  It was very busy at the parks and we didn't get on one ride but we had the best time.   They had Easter egg hunts in both parks and we worked on those all day long and stopped for snacks throughout the day.  It was fun to search for the eggs and then have our hanging out time.

That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, April 14, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #104

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #104.


A bold abstract tonight.  Some of my favorite color combinations lately, simple and striking.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great night!

Take carer,
Kelly

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #103

Hello,

I hope you had a nice weekend!  Chris and I had a great time on our mini mom and dad escape.  It was much needed and a great reboot.  A nice simple painting tonight.  Here is my watercolor for day #103.



Alyssa told me she liked it and it reminded her of space, but in a reverse coloring.  I wasn't thinking of that when I painted but I can see it.  I find it cool when the girls tell me what they see.  It is fun and interesting to know what they see in the images.

That's all for now.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #102

Hello,

I have an early painting for you today.  Chris and I are spending the day together for some quality Mom and Dad time and we are heading out early.  So here is my watercolor for day #102.



A quick painting using different width brushes to create the lines.  A few polka dots to add a little something else.  Simple and quick.

That's it for me.  Have a great Saturday and see you tomorrow.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, April 11, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #101

Hello,

Happy Friday to you!  I hope you are having a good day.  I had a little extra time this afternoon so I got my painting done.  I like the feeling when I get it done early, it makes the evening much more relaxed.  Here is my watercolor for day #101.



Fun, bright color flowers tonight.  You can't see the orange little details in the center of the flowers, in the photo, but they are not a huge element.  I just like painting these fun flowers, they make me happy.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and great weekend! 

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #100

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Thursday.  I have a different painting tonight for day #100, here is my watercolor for today.


The girls had a dentist(orthodontist) appointment today at 5pm.  It ended up taking almost two hours.  I brought my paper and a pencil to work on a sketch.  I couldn't think of anything to draw though.  Then the month popped in my head and I said to myself, April showers...etc..  So I decided to draw a fun, almost cartoonist interpretation of that.

I hope you like this different painting tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #99

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #99.



I painted a background first and then added a simple detail.  The paper had something on it in a couple of places because I have a couple of white spots that wouldn't take the paint.  It bothers me a little but I was not going to start over.  I like sticking with one piece of paper per night and just jeep working with what I have.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #98

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  I decided to paint my watercolor before I started dinner tonight.  Here is my painting for day #98.



It is a beautiful warm day here and I wanted to do a bright and cheery painting.  I love the colors in this and like the way it came out.

That's all a for me.  I am off to start prepping dinner.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #97

Hello,

I hope you had a good Monday.  I put together a bookcase and most of Molly's bed today.  I thought I was tired the past few days but that was nothing, I really am exhausted tonight.  I like the the price of the furniture you put together but I just don't have the energy that I used to.  : ) I have a quick painting for day #97.



Just playing with different brush strokes and a little layering.  That's all I have the energy for tonight.  I'm off to take some Advil and get some sleep.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #96

Hello,

I hope you had a nice weekend!  I decided to do my painting early today.  I am already feeling tired, so I wanted to get it done, then be able to totally relax tonight and not have to think about anything else.  We have a nice rib roast in the oven, so it should be a great dinner, and a nice start to the relaxing.  Here is my painting for day #96.


I tried something different and used a chalk marker tonight.  I was trying to use it as a resist and then paint on top of it.   Some of the lines got lost after I painted over them, so I had to go back on top of them with the chalk marker.  It doesn't have quite the look I was going for but it works.  

That's all for now.  I am off to pick up Molly from school.  Today was the last day of the show that she was working and they had a matinee performance today.

Take car,
Kelly


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #95

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  Here is my watercolor for day #95.


Molly and I just got home around 10:45 pm.  She worked the play tonight at the high school and I volunteered.  It was a long day and I am tired.  I took a little time to specifically have rough brush strokes for my painting, I liked the way it looked.  A simple design and one of my favorites.  That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #94

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a good day.  A very busy day here and we have a neighborhood garage sale tomorrow, so I need to get to bed early tonight.  Here is day #94 watercolor.



Just a few simple swirls tonight.  That is all the energy I have for a painting tonight.  
I still like the simplicity of course.  Have a great evening and enjoy your weekend!

Take car,
Kelly

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #93

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Wednesday.  I wanted to make my watercolor look a little more like a watercolor painting with more gradation in the color tonight.  Here is what I have for you for day #93.


I did the flower with more blue tones to create a little dimension.  I was thinking of leaving it plain tonight but thought it looked to boring, so I added the black detail.  It made it pop and I like it much better.

That's all for now.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #92


Hello,

I hope you had a good Wednesday.  Here is my watercolor for day #92.



I am not sure why but the simple addition of some black line detail makes all the difference to me.  It is a simple painting but the line detail makes it pop for me.  That's all for tonight.  I had a busy day am I am a bit tired.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #91

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  I had a very busy day.  I am teaching cake decorating again at the high school tomorrow, and I needed to make decorations to share with the kids.  I didn't get to start those until 8pm, so I am a little behind and tired.  I just finished my painting, here is my watercolor for day #91.  



A simple painting but I like the movement of it.  That is all for me, I need to get some sleep.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly