Monday, December 17, 2018

my Instagram TOP NINE images

Great fun to see what my top nine posts on instagram are for 2018. Follow me on instagram to see more!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ PANTONE colors of the year

Buddy, my ever diligent assistant

Pantone Colors of the Year by Jane LaFazio
This was a fun challenge! Pantone has declared a color of the year since the year 2000. This year it is Living Coral. I took a look at the Pantone website, and tried to mix each year's color. 

Mixing the colors

Thursday, December 13, 2018

From my sketchbook ~ rose and a pomegranate

Winter Rose ~ by Jane LaFazio

watercolor and dip pen

always drawing from real life.

pom by Jane LaFaz

Pomegranate by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ Shallots and GOOD forturne

Buddy is always there to help!
step one
step two
Shallots! by Jane LaFazio
And BeBop, is always there to help too!

draw and paint one at a time.
three fortune cookies
with shadows
Good Fortune! by Jane LaFazio

Saturday, December 08, 2018

from my sketchbook: tulips and souvenirs

orange tulips ~ by Jane LaFazio
step one. I drew her with a water soluble Stabilo ALL pencil
step two: watercolor

step three: more watercolor

finished page by Jane LaFazio

Thursday, December 06, 2018

from my sketchbook~ tomatoes and flowers and a tiny feather

Buddy oversees the painting ~ by Jane LaFazio

fresh tomatoes ~ by Jane LaFazio

fresh tomatoes ~ by Jane LaFazio

I found this tiny feather at my front door 

Of course, I had to paint it and add some berries

in progress

in progress ~ by Jane LaFazio

Holiday flowers ~ by Jane LaFazio

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ Poinsettias x 2

Poinsettia take 1 by Jane LaFazio

I did the poinsettia above in the evening under artificial light. When I looked at it the next morning, I thought it looked dark. So, I did a new one, in the daylight.

drawing first


In retrospect, I like it this way, with no background color.

I did the background in color pencil, then a layer of watercolor and then, outlined the leaves with a white signo uniball pen.

Poinsettia take 2 by Jane LaFazio

Sunday, December 02, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ sculpture from Oaxaca and autumn in San Diego

a little sculpture I bought in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2004 ~ Jane LaFazio

BeBop in his usual supervisory role.
pencil, watercolor.

complete. by Jane LaFazio 
liquidambar leaves
Autumn in San Diego ~ Jane LaFazio

Saturday, December 01, 2018


I'm still crocheting like mad! It's been one year, and I don't even want to tell you how many shawls I now own! Friend me on Ravelry to see the patterns and yarn I use. 

All of these are Malabrigo yarn. It's my favorite!

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