Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cotton Bloom



We are feeling a little wind blown this morning! Last night we had probably 60+ mph winds! Our poor little cotton crop! We don't know yet how it made it through the ordeal. So I thought I would post a cotton bloom. This is what they look like when they first make a flower, they are pale yellow, and open up, and then they turn to a pink, then a darker pink before the cotton boll pushes it off as it gets larger. You can tell by the color how old the bloom is and how close you are to seeing the boll appear. Then it grows, until frost, or maturity, whichever comes first. Then it opens up and it is cotton. (for those who don't know how it grows)
As it grows, I will add more information on how it is doing!

This was painted with gouache too.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

All Grown Up!


"All Grown Up" is another painting that I re-worked because I thought it was too pale. I really like for the color to show up, and with gouache you can brighten it up in spots, or darken if you need to. I love to paint old cars and pick ups, and have painted several of them. They seem to be popular. Most of them have been sold.

Monday, July 13, 2009

We LIKE Green!

I did this painting with transparent watercolor and wasn't happy with it, so I took some white gouache, and added it to the greens, and repainted it. I have been using more and more gouache, trying to get used to it. For some reason I am having problems getting my camera to get the true colors of the gouache.

That poor goat had that crooked horn and I think i should have straightened it out! But...I am bad about painting what I see, so this is what I saw. Two happy goats having breakfast...or lunch...or supper. They were fun to watch and to paint.