Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Art of House Portraits

I am honored that journalist and blogger J. Walters from Sketches and Jottings has picked Melinart for its daily inspiration topic.  I read this blog regularly and the "inspiration of the day" are well...always inspiring.   Here's the blog's own description:
"...looks inside the journals, diaries, sketchbooks and notepads of artists, writers, travelers and other interesting people."

He picked my house portraits.  It was surprising because, I guess it is not a very developed section on my blog.  So here are a few more examples!

Would that be a fabulous christmas or house warming gift for a loved one?  I do custom portraits so do contact me with price inquiries and specifications.

It is always so interesting to see your art through other people's eyes. Here's what Mr. "Global Art junkie" said about Melinart:
"Commissioned house portraits are often accomplished with the precision of a draftsman. I prefer works done with the type of creative eye that fuels MelinArt. This British watercolour artist actually focuses on French Food Watercolors on her visually delightful blog. But she also does beautiful house portraits, and this is the one that caught my eye. She is today’s inspiration."

How about a painting of a specific street sign for someone who is moving? Or a luxuruous dreamy French vacation house ...!
Do contact me if you want to get your house seen in pretty watercolors

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Velvet Tub Chairs

Back from a long week working in Paris.  I missed the kids.   This lovely "Tub" chair is how I see very colorful things: The vibe of the colors, then the shapes.
Original Watercolour 6x6inch (15x15 cm) FOR SALE please contact us!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Back Talk

I really like this English expression which is now very handy now that I find myself with a teenager and little ball of toddleristic energy!  "Back talking" also mean "giving lip" as in "Don't give me lip!"

This watercolor is inspired from a painting I did with a macaron been eaten.  I isolated the mouth and the watercolor ran a little.  It ended up looking so nice that I did another one and shook the paper to get it to run again! That is one of the effect I like the most in watercolor, the randomness that becomes integral to the drawing!  You can get that in cooking somethimes with leftovers that become a perfect one-time only dish!
Hope you enjoy!

FOR SALE Original watercolor 6x6 inch (15x15 cm)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Glorious Bees - A Beehive Watercolor

I love Bees. I love everything about them, their intuitive almost psychic way for each single bee to act as a whole.  The way they are so in tune with nature that they are barometers for the state of of it.  The delicious cakes and "pain d'epices" (spice bread).  The morning toasts slathered with dark chestnut honey.  The medicinal properties for sore throats of course, but also for disinfecting and healing a wound without scaring. 
Honey and bees are some of my favorites subjects to draw. Certainly, it is one of my life goals to keep bees.
Here is a an old-style beehive in Watercolor which I enjoyed making in sweet green, honey and rose colors.  I also added a cropped bit of the picture to show the granularity of the watercolor that makes this technique so sweet.  Enjoy!

FOR SALE - £50 original A4  - Contact us here.

Framed it could look like this:

Details of the granular Watercolour