In case you don't have time to watch the whole video of me painting peeps I posted yesterday, here are some photos of the peeps I painted. I painted them in gouache paint on watercolor paper. I also ate one of each :D Next I am going to paint some baby chick peeps. See you later!
One of my favorite birds and common here in Northern Illinois, the northern flicker. A woodpecker that loves wooded areas. I recently made a commissioned flicker which inspired me to paint this one also. The lilacs have already come and gone. But I still have a few photos of them on my phone. I used this one as inspiration for the painting of the flicker.
I am just getting around to some pictures I took last summer and spring that I have wanted to put to paper. Here is speed painting of lilacs in blue vase. The lilacs bloom in May and sometimes April in Chicago. But in Idaho they don't bloom til end of May or June. It's really high elevation and farther north. That's why.
The English lavender is ready to harvest! It's the most fragrant thing in my house. In fact, I can smell it as I list and look at the photos I am posting. But I have decided to dry this lavender. I will rubber band it and hang it upside down. When dry, I will shake and brush the buds off for later use. English lavender is good for culinary purposes too. I also picked some wild daisies and cornflowers at my parent's farm in Wisconsin. I was there to wish my father a Happy Father's Day. Wishing all fathers a blessed day.