Sunday, December 30, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ lemons and amaryllis

Lemons and tomato and upside down date stamp...By Jane LaFazio

I'll keep track of the blooming of this amaryllis.  
by Jane LaFazio 

Friday, December 28, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ Santa and his reindeer

BeBop is a huge help.....

First draw, then paint.


Santa ~ by Jane LaFazio
but so cute!


draw and paint and shade

Santa and his reindeer ~ by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

from my sketchbook ~Leek Soup!

Buddy has to be in on everything!

I was making soup and stopped to draw the leek ~ by Jane LaFazio

draw it first.

paint in layers

nearly done

Leek by Jane LaFazio

Monday, December 24, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ Philadelphia


It's always helpful to draw a map of where you are! Husband and I went to Philadelphia for a few days. I took a 3x5 inch sketchbook with me. 
Independence Hall, Philadelphia ~ by Jane LaFazio

It was cold and about 40 degrees. This was a quick drawing!

Independence Hall, Philadelphia ~ by Jane LaFazio

Me and my husband ~ Philadelphia

You draw what's around ~ Philadelphia

me and Rocky in the gift shop
(It was too cold and rainy to do a yoga pose with Rocky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ it's looking like christmas around here

Christmas! ~ by Jane LaFazio

I bought these little angels in the mid 1970s at Shannon, Ireland Duty Free. And they come out every Christmas.

step one
when to stop adding details?

looking closely

add watercolor

BeBop Approved ~ by Jane LaFazio

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

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