Every other day, my sweetie makes us breakfast. It’s always the same thing. We call it “Egg day,” for obvious reasons. And it’s what’s for breakfast tomorrow. Can’t wait …
Today’s #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt is “Barbaques & Bonfires,” and at our house, that means toasting marshmallows to me! Here’s a triple stack of nicely toasted (not burnt) schmellows. Watercolor and gouache on tan toned paper. #toastedmarshmallows #art #BBQ #watercolor #yummy 😋 And P.S. This was a cool 😎 challenge to try to paint 🎨 for me. If you can tell what it is, I’m happy!
P.P.S. I spell it Barbeque – an acceptable spelling, although you may spell it Barbecue. I also like the abbreviation, BBQ! According to Wikipedia …
While the standard modern English spelling of the word is barbecue, variations including barbeque and truncations such as bar-b-q or BBQ may also be found. The spelling barbeque is given in Merriam-Webster and the Oxford Dictionaries as a variant.
Today, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society liked my Sand Salt Moon Facebook page, so I guess I need to start painting and posting some “serious” watercolor art to try and impress them, lol. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite summertime fruit. I thought this looked very “childish” whilst I was drawing it in my watercolor journal, but then after I photographed it I thought the skin on the fruit looks rather lifelike. That’s the point of a journal sketchbook – to experiment and try things out, even if it’s not a “painting.” From this little exercise in my journal, I explored color. These nectarines were colored from memory, without looking at the fruit. I’ve eaten so many in my lifetime and love them so much, I feel confident just getting out my reds, yellows and oranges and having at it.
What I love about this candy dish and the candy is that I painted it
with not a bit candy in front of me. Just made it up as I went along.
Have a sweet week!
Cheers to You ~ playing around with a pink pencil and watercolors in my journal this afternoon. Maybe because I went to Happy Hour yesterday with a friend and we had a good time. It’s five o’clock somewhere …
So it’s my birthday. Today. Tonight, I’m having pizza and ice cream. Tomorrow is my “party” with cake. Two mini bundt cakes for tomorrow. Draw first, then eat. And I treated myself to some birthday gift – the new watercolor journal with lots of pages and 140 lb. paper, three tubes of Cotman watercolor paint, my QoR set, and some inexpensive but potentially fun metallic watercolors. My centerpiece used to be a single rose until a lovely bouquet arrived today from my sweetie with lots of roses and other color flowers in a Mason jar (my new water holder for painting?). Shall I paint them? I dunno. I’m kind of un-obsessed with flowers and onto bigger and better things. Like cake. And oh, yeah, that seascape I have to do for a friend who requested it. Well, off to enjoy the rest of the day. Hope you are enjoy the weekend. Cheers!
Sketchbook – child-like doodles, inspired by a candy-coated marshmallow I ate in celebration. I am a Weight Watchers Leader and just had my monthly Lifetime and staff weigh in. I’m under “goal” – at my happy weight. Celebrating~