Monday, September 15, 2014

Days 14 and 15- 30 Paintings in 30 days

Jim's
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan
10x7
$50.00

Lantana
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan
10x7
$50.00

Busy weekend, so here I am posting the past 2 days at once. I have a series of flag photos that I have been wanting to paint for awhile. This is turning out to be a good way to see which I like. Maybe I'll do a large one when I figure out my favorite.
Not sure about this palette-I'm having difficulty getting a nice grey-but I am still going to try a little more. I'm determined to make it do what I want! We'll see if that happens!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 12-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Fall Walk
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan

My son has run Cross Country off and on throughout his highschool years. It has been so much fun to watch him and the young people he runs with grow up and and become fine young adults-and really amazing runners!. Another benefit is the many wonderful fall photos I have to paint from! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 11- 30 Paintings in 30 days

Osaycanyousee
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan


I've wanted to paint a flag for awhile. Today seemed like the day.

Day 10

Summer
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan


A little painting from my sketchbook-I wish I was sitting on this lovely little beach in the warm sunshine right now!  Looking forward to maybe visiting here next week for a last little bit of summer! Maybe I'll even get some painting in!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day 9-30 paintings in 30 days

Hollyhocks
Jean M. Canavan
watercolor

I recently ordered the DanielSmith Color Map Mixing Set and have been painting all of my 30x30 days paintings with my new palette. I have used some of the colors before and of course, almost always love the brightness and vibrancy of DanielSmith paint. This set is so much fun to use. All of the colors work so well together in washes and glazing. I recommend giving it a try-and they didn't even pay me to say that!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Day 8- Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea
Jean M. Canavan
watercolor

Finally after a very long weekend of no power-after a bad storm friday night, we have electricity. It wasn't too horribly inconvenient, we do have a generator to keep water and the fridge going, but it is so nice to have it back on!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Day 7-Artful Tulips

Artful Tulips
Jean M. Canavan
watercolor

Sometimes I bring subject matter for my beginning watercolor students to paint. This bag of tulips was sitting in the sun waiting for me to take it to class. I'm considering adding a darker background to make the tulips pop, but do like the light sunny feel. What do you think?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Day 6

Blue Moon
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan

Yay-I caught up.

Day 5

Umbrellas
Watercolor
Jean Canavan

I love the bright cheery colors of cocktail umbrellas, don't you? I bought 144 of them so I can paint them in all kinds of situations, or add them to a drink!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Day 4-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Figs
watercolor
Jean M. Canavan

Day4-Figs-who knew they were so yummy? My daughter and I went to a farmers market in California and bought some delicious figs. I had never had them before!