Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Washi Paintings

A few weeks ago I made a few more washi paper paintings. This time I used gouache instead of watercolour and opted for blind contour drawings while using pictures of seed pods as a reference.

Spring was on my mind. I've been spending many hours reading through my gardening books and magazines and dreaming of planting seeds and the first leaves poking through the soil.

Small Petals


Pod 2

I often feel a renewed sense of energy and creativity in the spring. I use brighter colours in my work and draw inspiration from the blossoms and bright green sprouting all around me.

Is your creativity renewed during a certain season?



  1. I love your little drawings: very spontaneously bright and lively! I'm definitely inspired more by spring in all areas of life. Thanks for sharing your work.

  2. Thank you, Barbara. Spontaneous describes my process for the washi paintings. On a whim I tear paper and draw and paint. Starting and finishing in one session.

  3. I really like the colors & cheerful feel of your paintings...they are a lovely reflection of spring and it's exuberance!

  4. Thank you, Kye! I tend to feel more cheerful in spring and I think it's showing all around me.


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