Saturday, April 9, 2016

Danielle Donaldson

I've taken some of her online classes previously.... and all were fun.  So, when I saw this one for drawing whimsical little animals (little is the key word here) and how to watercolour them ... well, it had to be done.

What fun!

It is also a bit more than that ... she calls the bottom portion of the projects Story Blocks...  I still don't really get it.  I guess my mind just doesn't work that way.  To me it is collaged bits and bobs and using pretty colours that I think look good with my little guys I've drawn and painted.

So far I've only done a few... we are re-building a wall that divides the exercise room from the tv room...so I don't have many spare minutes to rub together... darn it.  I would much rather be having fun with paints and papers than making eleventy nine trips up and down the stairs every 10 minutes.  I have buns of steel already... and, we are only two weeks into the project.  But, we re-built the front side of the wall already ..and, will be starting the back side framing after a bit of re-wiring ...   It will be close to 2 months by the time we are finished it all I'm sure.  In between it all I try to find a few minutes to draw a few lines and even to drop on a bit of colour.

If you want to check out Danielle's class (or other artists) you could go to Jeanne Oliver's site  http://jeanneoliver.ning.com to see what I'm talking about.

Here is my first little dog . ....














and.... some little bunnies that I did ...

Click on them to make bigger if you like...and, you will have to imagine them matted ... and/or matted and framed for the time being....























9 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

Sweet little bunnies and dog.

Twiglet said...

I love those Vee! Such delicate little creatures too. Hope the building goes to plan. x Jo

Lin said...

Wow! You are really good at that! I wish I could draw...and paint....

I shall join you in the home improvement hell. We called the contractor to tell him that we expect all the bathroom fixtures will be in on Monday....he said he would start the demo on TUESDAY! Wait! What?! Tuesday?? As in the day after next????! I'm not READY!!!!

It's gonna be lovely...but still....the mess...the havoc. No bathroom for weeks. Ugh.

BeadedTail said...

Those are so cute! Love them! Hope all goes smoothly with the wall!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

All I can say is - awwwww! Your 'littles' are so incredibly sweet. Hope your reno goes quicker than expected so you can make more to share with us!

Lin said...

LOVE the new header!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Vee,

I am back!

Hope you are doing well. :)
Love your cute dog and rabbits. What a fun class.
I just uploaded a painting that I recently finished, to my blog. Please visit so you can see it and leave a comment, ok?
I am working on another painting that I will upload as soon as it is done.

Hugs and keep well and happy

Shashi Nayagam said...

Such cute bunnies. I love your new header. You are at it again! Looks like your home improvement plans are never ending. But don't forget to play a little as well

Dolores said...

Hello. Are you still there?
I've missed your posts. Hope everything is fine - heath-wise.