Lady Sings the Blues (Retro Circles series)

Naming this piece was easy.  Sometimes I have trouble, sometimes the name just comes to me without a problem.

“Lady Sings the Blues”
Retro Circles series
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

Lady Sings the Blues | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | September 2014
Lady Sings the Blues | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | September 2014

A Moment (Retro Circles series)

Another in the Retro Circles series (yes, I just decided on that name).

A Moment
Watercolor and pen on paper, 8″ x 6″

A Moment | Watercolor and pen on paper | 8" x 6" | September 2014
A Moment | Watercolor and pen on paper | 8″ x 6″ | September 2014

Order Escaped (Retro circles series)

The first of my abstract circles series for which I still don’t have a name for.  A friend said that it looked like retro geometry, which I kind of like.  Retro-circular?  That would work as a series title.

“Order Escaped”
Pen and watercolor on paper, 9″  x 12″

Order Escaped | Pen and watercolor on paper | 9" x 12" | September 2014
Order Escaped | Pen and watercolor on paper | 9″ x 12″ | September 2014

Postcard Swap #3 is done!

I’m taking part in the third Postcard Swap organized by Dawn Diamantopoulos again and my card is complete and mailed off as of yesterday.  I enjoy doing this a lot.  There’s a certain element of sending a piece of art off into the unknown, to someone I haven’t met, in a spirit of sharing.  It’s fun, daring, and kind of cathartic, all at the same time.

Sunflower Sunrise
Watercolor and pen on paper, Approximately 4″ x 6″

Sunflower Sunrise | Watercolor and pen on paper | 4" x 6" | August 2014 | Postcard Swap #3
Sunflower Sunrise | Watercolor and pen on paper | 4″ x 6″ | August 2014 | Postcard Swap #3

Sunrise (Sun and Moon series)

I think I have a thing for companion pieces.  This one goes with my earlier “Sunset” painting, for obvious reasons.  I changed it up a bit by placing the sun slightly off-center and changing the rays around.

“Sunrise”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

Sunrise | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | August 2014
Sunrise | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | August 2014

Sun Mandala I and Sun Mandala II

Some more of my abstract mandala patterns. I like setting them asymmetrically on the page.

“Sun Mandala I”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 9″ x 12″

“Sun Mandala II”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 9″ x 12″

Sun Mandala I | Watercolor and pen on paper | 9" x 12" | August 2014
Sun Mandala I | Watercolor and pen on paper | 9″ x 12″ | August 2014
Sun Mandala II | Watercolor and pen on paper | 9" x 12" | August 2014
Sun Mandala II | Watercolor and pen on paper | 9″ x 12″ | August 2014

Sun v2 and Sun v3 (Sun and Moon series)

More suns to enjoy.  I did the plain sun first, then decided to do another version with the face in it afterwards.  The pictures don’t really show how vibrant the turquoise blue is in the backgrounds.

“Sun v2”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

“Sun v3”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

Sun v2 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | June 2014
Sun v2 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | June 2014
Sun v3 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | June 2014
Sun v3 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | June 2014

Sunset (Sun and Moon series)

Sunset
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

I was thrilled with out this one turned out, especially that night sky.  I hadn’t worked with salt on wet paper in a while and it took a few tries to get what I was looking for.

Sunset | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | June 2014
Sunset | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | June 2014