December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Spending a  few days in North Florida and staying close to this fire as its colder here. Nice to be with some family and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you for following my blog, your encouraging words and support..       

December 23, 2010

I'm wishing all of my blogging friends a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and fill in the blanks if your salutation is not there.   I'm off for a few days, and will see you  when I return. My wish for the New Year is that the planet gets its act together so we can all live peacefully through the next year.. I'll do my part if you do yours. 
 Barbra Joan

December 16, 2010

Poinsettia Frenzy!

I started painting Poinsettias and couldn't stop ~ (as you can see) I don't know why I'd never painted one before..   

a Hybrid!!

A cross between a poinsettia and my mind.

December 14, 2010

The Color Black

I've talked about this color before and how I don't own a tube of black. I post this not so good w/c painting because of the black hat..   A mixture of UB (untramarine blue)  SG (sap green) and AZ (alizaron crimson) in different amounts will give you a warm black , more red , a cold black... more blue  . 
  Really... any blue, Indigo instead of UB. Can't live without Indigo Blue... 
So it reads as black even though I never used it.   TA DA!!!!

December 11, 2010

In the Mood Yet?

 I'm trying! .. working on some cards. The paintbrush one is for my artist friends, some got them last  year. Sorry, it could be more of the  same .They're time consuming as each one is original. I don't do prints.            

The weather should be putting me in the mood .. its in the 50's here in Florida.   

December 5, 2010

My Watercolor Rendition

Nothing can match the beauty of the real leaf  as when I took the photo below, but we all know I had to try.. I  framed it and it can hang  for a while. . My apologies to the 'Last Leaf of Autumn' .  

December 2, 2010

About Time!

I've been a bit on the 'blue side' so painted this and all is well. It's a long way to spring I know and these are crocus the first flower to appear when winter is gone.. so I give them to you  early.