Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Watercolor WIP, Girl Tribe Art, Art in the Mail

It is a gray, rainy morning and I think my current work in progress reflects that fact. This morning I added the underpainting of the mountains. I am planning to go over the ones in the foreground with a very dark paint and then scrape most of it off to reveal bits of the underlying color. Here is what I have so far:

I'd love some input - ideas, suggestions.....

While the girls were staying with me, Miss 8 spent some time in my art room making a painting for me. I so love these gifts. She really liked the yellow and reddish skies I had painted as backgrounds on the last few papers I had prepped for her that she decided to try it herself.

I am so fortunate to have such arty girls.

I forgot to show you what I received in the mail the other day from my friend Suzanne in Luxembourg. She sent me a watercolor painting of mushrooms along with a card and a small picture of The Grund. You know I want to draw that scene.

If you haven't already entered the giveaway, go to the previous post and get your name in the drawing for the My Memories Suite 2 scrapbooking software. Here is a quick two page spread that I made this morning with photos of my Mom and Dad and a photo of the whole family circa 1963. I used one of the included designer templates. The whole process took about 3 minutes. Besides adding the photos, I changed the text on the right hand page from "Never Forget" to "Remember When".

The hubster just left for the dentist, my coffee has gotten cold and I need to do some housework (ugh!). I hope to see you tomorrow.



  1. Your wip is coming along nicely! I'm looking forward to seeing where you take it from here. Great prizes in the mail ... it would be fun to draw/paint The Grund. And, you certainly have a way with making things using your computer. I'm always so impressed! hugs, nancy

  2. Hi Vicky,
    I feel quite flattered that you posted my cards on your blog. The Grund is the ancient town, very lovely (I was still there yesterday on a sunny afternoon) and would like to take you out there for a walk. I love your grandchild's painting and am looking forward to your finished painting (the work in progress looks already pretty good)!

  3. WIP looking really good so far! Nice cards you've got there in the mail I must say =)
    Great post as always Vicki