Friday, October 31, 2014

Sophia

Sophia watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
Sophia is the first pet friend of the day for the month of November. There are many more pets to come . If you want to play this is how you do it. come play

This is where it is at


Emily 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
This is my girl. This is what I have been working toward when I work on my peonies and my roses. I want to find those neutrals that bring the spots of color value together to create form. I am not there yet but I am getting closer all the time.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peony Forms


Peony Forms 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
$175

Peony shapes and forms ...oh and a pet friend of the day named Dexter.
Tomorrow is the free pet friend painting giveaway of the month. Good luck all you pet friends!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Box of Roses for You


A Box of Roses 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
$175

I would love to receive a box of roses. These brought lots of warmth on  a cold day in the studio.

These are the same roses in a colder version. I thought this might be interesting to compare the two. I think it shows how cold a color red can be. 

Calendars are out of the gate

The 2015 wall calendars are starting to fly off the shelves. They can be purchased HERE
and on my jomackenzie.com web site where you will also find my gift cards and Three Step Watercolor book.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Calling all Pumpkins!


Calling all Pumpkins
watercolor 7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
$175 

Nora is my muse. When she strikes a pose it makes me remember my own girl when she still lived in the house. Everything was a wonder and to be explored. 
This is Nora in a pumpkin patch on one tip toe and am enchanted by her.

White Barn


Templeton Farm 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9
matted 12x12 
$150
I was so out of sorts yesterday. I can't even describe my state of mind. Today I think this painting reflects that the storm is passed and I am back on track. 
This is a farm that is very close to my home. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Peony Neutral 2


Peony Neutral 2 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$175
This one is less "cabbage-ee" 
This painting can be found HERE

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rose of October


Rose of October 
7.9x7.9 
watercolor 
Now we are getting somewhere. I get it ...I get it!!
This painting can be purchased here

Peony with Neutrals 1


Peony with Neutrals 1 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
$175

This worked out pretty well with the neutrals echoing the colorful folds. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Roses and Neutrals 6


Roses and Neutrals 6 
original watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
 This can be purchased HERE

Roses and neutrals 4


Roses and Neutrals 4 
Watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
$ 175

Roses and neutral forms coming together to make value shapes.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Merle is the pet friend of the day


Merle 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
matted 12x12 
$175 
Merle is the pet friend of the day. Don't you love his lightning bolt marking on his face? Very Harry Potter. 
What I have learned so far: 
I learned what the words Trip Wire mean in the context of marketing.

Peony Neutral forms 1


Peony Neutral forms 1
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
Matted 12x12 
Original watercolor 
$175
I am working on the value forms within flowers with an emphasis on neutrals to make the color forms appear more saturated. I will then work on a pet friend to clear my mind. That is the plan for the day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Roses and neutrals 3


Roses and neutrals 3 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$165

I have gotten closer to my neutrals and my lost and found edges on this one. I am not there yet but I can almost "smell " it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Plugging neutrals into flower forms



 Plugging neutrals into flower forms 2
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$140

This painting van be found here

Roses plus neutrals


Rose plus neutrals 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$140 

I need to spiral back and remember my flower work. I want to integrate neutrals into my flower forms.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Animals in motion 6

sold

Animals in Motion 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$140

Here is a collie coming right at you . Don't worry he will make a "cut" and miss you by a hair.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Two Shelties for Carol


Two shelties on the beach 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$140 
I had to find the reflections in the sand. That was the challenge here. This pet friend picture is for
Carol W.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Animals in motion 5


Animals in Motion 5 
watercolor 
7x10 inches 
$140 

Animals in motion is a fun series to work on. 
What I have learned so far: 

Feel for the value shapes and pull the strokes in the direction of the fur.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Three stepper cat


Arden 
watercolor 
7.9x7.9 
$140 
This is a three step watercolor. Below are steps one and two. 

Step two putting in the midtones.

Step one putting in the dark NOTAN pattern.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Um Tums?


 
My Hearburn 
watercolor 
9x12 inches 
$225 
 
I have had heartburn all day. I painted poorly and just would not give up until I had something to show for the hard ground covered today. 
 
What I have learned so far? 
  Um Tums? 
This painting can be found HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The third time it worked


The third time it worked 
watercolor 
9x12 
$225 
I hung in there and the third time I found the shapes and clean color I was after. 

Influences are powerful


October peony 
9x12 
watercolor 
$200 

I got heavily influenced by on line tutorials and my new interest in Frisket. I got too influenced! 
I forgot everything I knew and made a muddle of a mess and here it is for you to see before I rip it up 

Actually it is not that bad. But it is not "me". The value shapes are too muddled. Is it just me or do you see it too?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014