View Full Version : WDE, some of my favorite things

07-16-2013, 06:20 PM
I have done all these either as plein air (will post a couple done previously as plein air) and the others in my 6x9 wc paintbook that I use for plein air.
all are watercolor and ink, usually takes me an hour or less to draw in ink, then another to color with WC., or the other way around.

these two were inked first then color added
I did these at the greenhouse, those cute teapots (I will have to do another)


I did my pansie orchids as soon as I got them, this is actually in a 6x6 sketchbook


now for this WDE , I painted first then inked in later, more fun I think getting the colors to moosh together.
first the railway crossing, looking east at a town I grew up in called Briercrest.


then the fenceline in my friends pasture


a quick one with limited palette of the fountain (no ink)


and my favorite: the geese


this is called the nursery because the canadas will appoint a nanny to look after all the babys (sometimes there are two or three) while the parents go foraging or swimming, they will often have goslings of several age groups all together, from kindergarten to teenagers

I am going to do a few more in my 6x9, so please come back

07-16-2013, 06:33 PM
Wonderful work! I like them all, but my favorite is the railroad...I love the depth you got into this pic...The orchids I like the tiny bit of the blue vase...

Am learning from all you talented people!!


07-16-2013, 10:55 PM
Whoa! You're quite prolific! Excellent job.

07-16-2013, 11:19 PM
:clap: I'm partial to the pansy orchids but I love them all and admire your style. ~Liss

07-17-2013, 12:52 AM
Very good Bonnie Pansy orchids are gorgeous love the RR xing

07-17-2013, 04:37 AM
Such a lot of work! I like the pansies best of all. Nice composition.

07-17-2013, 05:13 AM
I love them all, especially the geese. I first saw them in Stanley park in Vancouver and was amazed at how many there were and how well they co existed with all the people visiting the park.

07-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Great! The railroad crossing is my favourite:)

07-17-2013, 08:04 AM
You busy creative person..like them all,,, especially the cute baby geese in their huddle, and the fence posts.

07-17-2013, 09:52 AM
thanks everyone, when one is hosting I have the advantage at having all these photo refs at my disposal

I still want to paint one more, but here are a couple quickies I did last night
watercolor sketches
1/2 hr each
the boys (6x6)
my dh, his brother and an older friend of their dads,


tall vases from the greenhouse 4x6 hot pressed paper


07-17-2013, 11:17 AM
Nice job on your own refs. I like "The Boys". I downloaded it as well as some others. Thanks again for hosting!

07-17-2013, 03:11 PM
Visiting this thread is much like strolling through a fine gallery, Bonnie. Thank you!! :)

07-17-2013, 10:24 PM
All 6 are great, my fav is the train tracks

07-18-2013, 09:39 AM
My favorite is the railroad crossing as well - it seems to be the winner. The loose watercolors made this picture so well received, I think.

Mary Y
07-18-2013, 08:25 PM
Bonnie ,
These are lovely I particularly like the railway and the geese.
(I attempted the geese in W/C and it turned out like a snake guarding some fungi)
Lovely to see how you painted your photos.

07-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Luv them all Bonnie, but I esp love the remoteness of the scene and the perspective on the railroad tracks.

07-23-2013, 12:32 PM
wow - you had a busy old time, but some beautiful results...