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Hobbies at Home

Painting with watercolor.

Recently, I've become increasingly interested in watercolor. It started while on vacation. Of course, it's often the only time a person can indulge in a new hobby.  
I was inspired by a book I bought, 'The Art of Instruction'. Scientific illustrations basically.  I chose this egg as a good starting point due to it's simplicity.

painting with watercolor 

Now, I'm  exploring the fantastical world of animal heads! 
This is our family portrait . . . gone wild!

painting with watercolor

I'm no professional, but I'm certainly having fun with it!  

Hobbies are a wonderful thing!  
What's yours?


  1. Love it! Watercolors have always been my favorite. I haven't picked them up in years. But I recently pulled Sarah Midda's south of france a sketchbook off my shelf and started thinking about taking it up again. Inspriring!

  2. I looked her up, and her stuff is very sweet! Nice and small observational renditions. I like it!