Wormwood

On Monday I sketched the wormwood design for the next mug, and yesterday I painted it. It was very difficult to get a color that looked right to me. That kind of Moon waxiness of “glaucous” leaves like wormwood’s is for me difficult to capture in watercolor. I had to add some white to the […]

More mugwort!

Yesterday I worked on the mugwort design for the next mug and finished it this morning. I am getting better at doing this sort of design–this one went very quickly. Only the cleanup took a while, because I for some reason decided to put in a purple background. Not a good idea–so I painstakingly removed […]

The Power of Memory

In the past 3 or so years, I have returned to making art with a growing passion that has come to overwhelm all my other interests. I’m grateful for this gift, which is turning my winter years into a time of renewal. But something that keeps coming up is how powerful the past is, in […]