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  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    #worldwatercolorgroup November Challenge – Day 2 – Apples. This was hard! 🙂 Daniel Smith watercolor + Stillman & Birn Alpha. Davinci sable brushes. Awesome little mixing dishes from Blick. WWG 1102 Apples

    #worldwatercolorgroup November Challenge – Day 2 – Apples. This was hard! 🙂 Daniel Sm
  • Lydia posted artwork 1 month, 1 week ago

    #WorldWatercolorGroup November 1 challenge – figs. My neighbor has a fig tree that is a community fig tree – we are all welcome to take figs whenever we want. Yesterday I texted her and asked her if I could cut some leaves for the challenge, she said yes, and to my delight there were still a few figs on it. Stillman & Birn Delta series sketchbook.…[Read more]

    #WorldWatercolorGroup November 1 challenge – figs. My neighbor has a fig tree that is a commun
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  • Lydia posted artwork 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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
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    • I like how you do your journal pages adding the color bar.I love this page,

      • Lydia replied 1 month ago

        thank you! It helps me get comfortable with the colors and remember good/bad combos.

  • Lydia posted artwork 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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
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