Having some coffee and easing into my day with a few watercolors. These are just basic images at this point, I'll add some detail with colored pencils as the day goes by.
The sun is out and the weather has warmed slightly so I'm beginning to hope that there will be fresh things to paint soon. Painting from life is a lot more satisfying and a great excuse to have fresh flowers in the house.
I'm just relaxing and kicking a few old ideas around. On the card I started with a detail view of an old acrylic painting and thought I'd try the idea in watercolor and see how that worked out. A friend of mine commented on how much her letter carrier enjoys all of the envelope art and it gives them a chance to talk so I feel good about that too.
For decades I've been doing roses on my envelopes. I like these mixed media ones best.
The landscapes need work. I plan to spend more time by the lake this summer to see if that will improve my technique.
Some of these work out better than others but everyone enjoys a bit of fun and color in the mail.
A playground ball
For days the TV news has been talking about the first day of spring but in Minnesota the only place I'm having spring is is my mailbox. Most of the week I'd been drawing and painting sunflowers, roses and Iris.
Yesterday I went for tulips and daffodils in colored pencil. I don't include pictures of most of them because it's pretty much the same old thing. New ideas and subjects should appear soon.
I've been working on a new horse and a dala horse blog while deciding what sorts of projects I want to do here. I did a lot of mail art but didn't bother to scan it because my focus now is what I want my first garden themed paintings and drawings to be about. There's really nothing to work with yet so I may just relax and fall into some abstract knife and color pieces as I wait to get my seeds started for the garden this year.