Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pomegranate and Nuts.


Here's a recent piece that I used to try out my new Pitt India Ink pen. I had fun with it and it didn't bleed when I used watercolors over it, which is something that I was looking for, not having any luck with a regular Pilot pen. I used watercolor, ink, and colored pencil on this. I wanted a still life that reminded me of the Holidays, healthy food that I should enjoy more of, instead of all of the goodies that have been being passed around at work the last few days!

I hope everyone enjoys their Holidays, and has a Wonderful and Peaceful New Year to come.

Lisa B.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Seagull


This is a watercolor and colored pencil on paper. The seagull was in a holding pattern about 6 feet up in the air, she was waiting for me to throw her some french fries as I was eating my lunch one nice Saturday. I was on the Salem, MA side of the Beverly/Salem Harbor. The rest of the gull's companions, or perhaps, competitors, for my fries were all on the ground, I was quite impressed with this one's willingness to work hard for the potential non-nutritious treat to come, and I took a few pictures of her floating above before I threw the fries on top of the roof of my car so she could reach them first. I also took some pics of the rest of the bunch charging, flapping and squawking their way towards the end of the fries.
Don't worry, they didn't get too many fries, and it was low tide, so right after the food frenzy cooled, they returned down to the harbor beach below and continued to forage for clams.
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

Lisa B.