Wednesday, April 25, 2018

violet for spring

Well, I decided I had to paint the flowers in my wallpaper, and it's an amazing purple group.  I'm painting it to give to some friends and decided it worked for a 30 minute paint.  It's only about 2x4, but it was fun. 
here's the flower

and here's my rendition

Have a good one  :)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Wedding gift for Heather

Well..  I decided I needed to paint some tulips for Heather's wedding.  Thing is, my tulips aren't blooming yet, so I had to find some online...  These were the only ones I could think to work with...

And here's what I came up with for 30 minutes....


got a little carried away, and don't have the best light today, but oh well.  My hubby will be impressed, I didn't toss it out the window.  :)   (I don't usually like the first version of something.)  I have to say I'd rather do another one, but hey, if she doesn't like it, then say-la-vie, right?
Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cherry blossoms...

It's been a while and I realized I'd done a painting that would work... not sure if this took 30 minutes or more...but it was semi quick take on the photograph I'd taken. 
Here's the photo...  great trees this past spring.  :)
and here's the watercolor version...
had fun with it...  lol. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

A New Brush...

Well, so I realized the other day that it's been AGES since I tried doing a speed paint for this, and I just got a new brush and had to try it out.  I was also trying a new marker that I purchased, and used it to outline instead of ink.  I'm thinking I like ink better, but it turned out okay.  So, flowers for my inspiration were these...

and here's the painting.  I don't think it even took 30 minutes, I was using my small block pad.


I like the brush...don't think I like the marker, and I really need to find some better watercolors...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Something new...

This was an idea I had the other day.  I spotted some clouds...

that I thought looked like dolphins!  Here's two attempts...one is outlined in marker, one in paint.


hard to say.  I painted the bottom one first, before I could find the photo and do it closer to reality...  my daughter says the bottom one (which is marker outlined) is better...sigh.
It didn't take long to do either one - definitely under 30 minutes.
then there was another cloud...

swear it looks like a dragon!  Unfortunately I don't think my first attempt has quite done it...

oh well...back to the drawing board...or er easel...lol

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Painting Day...

Well...Have been wanting to paint this one for a long time.  Not sure if it was 30 min, but pretty close.  


Not too bad...  lol.
Have a good one!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Wow, it's been awhile...but as always, this is a great exercise. I definitely needed a bit of a warm up before a crazy project I'm taking on tonight, and this was perfect. A little trip to Neverland...Hangman's Tree, to be precise. I probably took an extra 5-10 minutes finishing up, so we'll call it a 45 minute speed paint.





Friday, May 1, 2015

Another Flower Set

We went to Alaska on a cruise several years ago, and I took loads of photos of the flowers.

This was the painting I entered in the fair the next year.  ;)
Yes, it only took about 30 minutes.



Now that I see them together, it wasn't much of a match, lol.  But it was still fun.  ;)




Tuesday, March 31, 2015

First attempt...

Well...here's my first attempt.  I haven't had time to really attempt the 30 min deadline, so I appologize, lol.  But here's the original photograph (tulips from my yard)...
and here's my watercolor of it...


I guess we'll see how time progresses, right?  ;)

Friday, December 26, 2014

12-26-14


I am a fool to try to speedpaint Leyendecker...but this was great fun anyway ^_^

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7-22-14


Some color issues...One pic was on one screen, the other on my cintiq...funny the discrepancy! 

I love this picture because it reminds me of the Vulgarian Vulture.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

6-12-14 (girl painting)


I could have spent HOURS on this one.  Very good practice though...especially for learning about lighting!

Monday, June 2, 2014

6-2-14 {darling flower illo}



Found this one on Pinterest...the best site in the world ;)  I'm going to make a better effort on this site!  It's been a while.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014