Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Watercolors'

Watercolor Sayings

I've been playing with my watercolors again. This time I used a wet paper technique with splashes of color to make colorful backgrounds for a couple of favorite quotes....

Paints to Go

Here is my new travel watercolor kit, so I can easily carry a waterproof, spill-proof and easy-to-pack set of painting supplies. It is a compact 10x5" and also has a removable tray for mixing colors. I stuffed 4 brushes, 2...

Watercolor Figs

Not only have we been EATING fresh figs, but I painted some too!...

Watercolor of the Week

A door in Rome... We are in Las Vegas for the weekend. While we're away, my laptop is going to the Mac Doctor at the Apple Store to fix its DVD player that is not working. I've tried to blog...

Summer Painting

I've been painting my travels since I returned from Italy! This weekend I took advantage of the Aaron Brothers annual July penny sale (buy any frame, get another for a penny). Venice: Mennagio: Villa Monastero, Varenna Varenna: Carmel:...

Carciofi!

Spring is the season for artichokes, or carciofi, but I have seen some beauties lately. I love carciofi a la guida, fried carciofi in Roma, stuffed and baked, or just steamed with aioli! The first three photos are from the...

Veneto, Here We Come

14 Sleeps! Here's the itinerary: Arrive Venice, drive directly to Verona for 6 nights. During that time, we will take a day trip to Bologna to firm up some arrangements for our 2011 Palmabella's Italy Tour. 5 nights in Bassano...

Asparagus Painting

My watercolor group met again last week and we painted ASPARAGUS! We simple put a bunch of fresh asparagus, tied with raffia on Maria's counter, and each sketched and painted what we saw. You can see each person's use of...

Veggies

No this is not a recipe! I've been PAINTING vegetables! The last two Saturday mornings, I have taken an informal painting class at my friend, Maria's home with some others who enjoy watercolors. We are all relative beginners, with different...

I've Been Painting...Bologna!

I have found the "secret" to weight loss! I've already commented on how happy I am with the warm weather and being in my pool every day, so the exercise is good, the water is relaxing, but I can...

Watercolors Update

I had lots of time to paint last month! I thought I'd share a few more of my paintings. After Paso Robles, I had grapes and the wine country scenery on my mind. This is the road to several wineries...

Olive Oil

There was recently a thread on Slow Talk about "How many kinds of mustard are in your fridge?" I have two: yellow and dijon. That's it. I guess I am not into mustard. I put the yellow stuff in...

Watercolor Class

Tuesday I spent a lovely morning learning some watercolor painting techniques. My friend, accomplished artist, Maria Hunt, invited me to join her sister, Dorothy, another friend, Elizabeth, and the four of us had a great time around Maria's kitchen table....

Finestre

Don't you love italian windows? Here I am in our room at Diana's: I love the shutters! Here is an original window, that is in Diana's new kitchen: I started this on Diana's terrace, and finished it when we got...

Whoo Hoo...My New Job, and a Blog Award!

It's a good day! I started my new one day a week job at Sacred Heart School in Palm Desert. I will be doing school counseling with students K-8th grade on Thursdays in addition to the supervision of intern therapists...

Still Learning

I've been painting since our LAST Italy trip, and now it is time to PACK the paints and leave again! We will start our vacation in Varenna, on Lake Como. We hope to see some of the beautiful villas on...

Painting with Liz...and at Home

One of the things I was most excited about during our week in Montisi, was the watercolor painting class with Liz. Elizabeth Cochrane is an accomplished artist using both watercolor and oils. We visited her studio last summer when we...