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  • Lydia posted artwork 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    No-line watercolor of a stamp image, painted with Schmincke Horadam and sentiments stamped – this is card. Full sped-up video of the process here: https://understandblue.blogspot.com/2017/07/when-life-gives-you-lemons-paint-kitties.html IMG_7129

    No-line watercolor of a stamp image, painted with Schmincke Horadam and sentiments stamped – t
  • Lydia posted artwork 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    WWM #20 – California Dreaming – this is my favorite ride in the world – the Tower of Terror. Daniel Smith Watercolor, Travelogue sketchbook. I took the reference photo in 2013 on a Stampin’ Up! trip – we had the whole park to ourselves and I probably rode this 15 times 🙂 IMG_7077

    WWM #20 – California Dreaming – this is my favorite ride in the world – the Tower
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month ago

    WWM #19 – Water is hard! 🙂 From this reference photo from a friend who took it in Thailand. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209151351851645&set=a.1197428306600.2026184.1555287210&type=3&permPage=1 IMG_7071

    WWM #19 – Water is hard! 🙂 From this reference photo from a friend who took it in Thailand.
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month ago

    WWM #18 – Running wild. You know, like grasshoppers. Which are made up of a billion pieces that are difficult to capture, but in the end, he sort of looks like a grasshopper, so I’m happy and I learned some things 🙂 #worldwatercolormonth IMG_7054

    WWM #18 – Running wild. You know, like grasshoppers. Which are made up of a billion pieces tha
  • Lydia posted an update 1 month ago

    WWM #17 “Running wild” – a grasshopper from a friend’s reference photo. Daniel Smith watercolor, Travelogue sketchbook + a headache trying to capture detail 🙂

  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month ago

    WWM #16 – BBQS & Bonfires – this is our Primo grill and my backyard – we grilled yesterday – tandoori chicken & veggies so I spent a lot of time looking at this 🙂 Daniel Smith watercolor, travelogue sketchbook IMG_7035

    WWM #16 – BBQS & Bonfires – this is our Primo grill and my backyard – we grill
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month ago

    WWM #15 – \”daydreaming\” prompt. Taken by a friend not too far from you, Charlie! She takes such pretty prairie shots. Daniel Smith watercolor, travelogue sketchbook. IMG_7034

    WWM #15 – \”daydreaming\” prompt. Taken by a friend not too far from you, Charlie!
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month ago

    WWM #14 – my favorite game in the grass. I think I initially loved Croquet because like Sorry and a few other games, those bright primary colors you got to pick your gear from really appealed to me! Daniel Smith watercolor, travelogue sketchbook. IMG_7017

    WWM #14 – my favorite game in the grass. I think I initially loved Croquet because like Sorry
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month ago

    WWM #13 – Prompt = popsicles. i just used the colors of my fave – the Dreamsicle for an orange and white sketch in my sketchbook. Daniel Smith Watercolor. IMG_7002

    WWM #13 – Prompt = popsicles. i just used the colors of my fave – the Dreamsicle for an
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 7 – from a photo a friend took at Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado. WWM 7

    Day 7 – from a photo a friend took at Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado. WWM 7
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 8 – the \”cool off\” prompt – which I did by sketching a barn on our ranch with a Stabilo All pencil and watercoloring. IMG_6965

    Day 8 – the \”cool off\” prompt – which I did by sketching a barn on our ran
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 10 – a 10 minute sketch from a photo a friend posted on FB of them on a beach in Thailand. (A trip I earned, but didn\’t take 🙂 ). IMG_6966

    Day 10 – a 10 minute sketch from a photo a friend posted on FB of them on a beach in Thailand.
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 9 – a chlorophyll print, that I then watercolored shading onto with Daniel Smith watercolor. IMG_6953 Watermarked

    Day 9 – a chlorophyll print, that I then watercolored shading onto with Daniel Smith watercolo
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 11 – The beautiful Santa Rita Prickly Pear I saw at the Desert botanical garden in Phoenix when I was there for a trade show. IMG_6977

    Day 11 – The beautiful Santa Rita Prickly Pear I saw at the Desert botanical garden in Phoenix
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 12 – Golden Evenings – this is Santa Fe, my favorite place in the world. This took a long time – did one section or plane at a time. Thank God for Undisclosed podcasts 🙂 I love the light in Santa Fe, and all things are possible with Daniel Smith. IMG_6994

    Day 12 – Golden Evenings – this is Santa Fe, my favorite place in the world. This took a
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 5 – a sketch from a photo I took in Temple, TX during one of my art retreats. I used the prompt – but summer is often the backdrop for dramatic central TX storms, and this day was no exception 🙂 Daniel Smith Watercolor IMG_6903

    Day 5 – a sketch from a photo I took in Temple, TX during one of my art retreats. I used the p
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    Day 6 – a sketch from a stunning photo a friend of mine took on a road trip. Lake Powell – Arizona. Daniel Smith Watercolor. IMG_6896

    Day 6 – a sketch from a stunning photo a friend of mine took on a road trip. Lake Powell &#821
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    WWM#2 – In the Shade. This was from a photo I took on vacation in Santa Fe. 19601240_10158760142165198_3290448670518318958_n

    WWM#2 – In the Shade. This was from a photo I took on vacation in Santa Fe. 19601240_101587601
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    WWM#4 – Red, White & blue – I decided to tackle a reflective surface. Again, terrifying but really fun. WWM #4

    WWM#4 – Red, White & blue – I decided to tackle a reflective surface. Again, terrify
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    WWM#3 – Shells & Sand. This was hard and scary, but I\’m glad I did it. 19620513_10158766201360198_5404795728705602499_o

    WWM#3 – Shells & Sand. This was hard and scary, but I\’m glad I did it. 19620513_101
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