Pickled grapes with black pepper and cinnamon – these are so easy to make and really tasty. Check out the recipe at smittenkitchen.com
Another Illustration Friday theme: Red. Red for ketchup, little tubs of sauce for dipping french fries.
This painting is for Illustration Friday’s weekly challenge theme “Twist”. I don’t usually paint flowers, they seem to girly for me. And my 7-year old niece agreed, when I asked her if she like it she replied “no, it’s too flowery.” But I loved the spiral twist at the center of the flower. You can decide if you like it.
This is Max the cat, painted for the Daily Paintwork’s. Animals are such a challenge, getting the edges to be soft and irregular like fur can be a nightmare. The eye turned out ok.
I’ve decided to post a monthly update of my painting goals; which are to…draw and paint everyday. Which should translate to one sketchbook entry each day, and 6-12 paintings a month (depending on size and complexity). I have the time most days, if I don’t fritter it away.
In January, I drew in my sketchbook 15 times and completed only 3 paintings. I have struggled with drawing in a sketchbook for a long time; I just didn’t like the feel of a book and I didn’t like to have a pile of loose papers with sketches lying around. But I seem to have overcome that hurdle. I am now happily drawing in a book and I love to look back at the sketches. It’s inspiring to me. I need be more diligent with the paintings.
“Refrain” – The weekly theme over at Illustration Friday, a concept that is hard to do this time of the year.
The Illustration Friday theme for this week is energy. There’s nothing like a bit of chocolate to give me a bit of energy when I need it.
A new illustration for the latest Illustration Friday theme – secret. Soy is my secret ingredient when cooking. Yum.