Spring

xxxspringSpring, the new beginning! This is a little picture inspired by Sharpened Edge May’s challenge: “Why I love Spring”. The little twist here is that my Spring is not a young beautiful girl. Spring comes every year as long as the planet is revolving around the sun, so why should she be so very young! I think a nice Grandma is more likely.

Family Tree

Mathilda’s paper house has to wait a bit, it was high time to finish the Grandma project and there was something to do about Patsy’s Christmas trees, too.  Now the last Grandma picture is ready. I love to start new projects, but to have it all finished  is also nice!

Family Tree

Three Big Girls

Three sisters and Grandma again;  now girls are big. The eldest is a scientist, the youngest is studying to be a nurse, middle one is enthomologist, and Granny is proud of them all. I’m getting close to the end of this project. And woodpecker is back! We haven’t seen him for a couple of days, but today he has come twice, in the morning and before sunset.  “Before sunset” sadly means 3 p.m. now. Anyway it’s good to know he’s OK. He adds a hint of color to the  world outside.

mostly watercolor

 

Barbecue

Grandma story; the whole family together, in the garden. Two uncles at the table are important here, they are mentioned in the text. I’ve even got reference photos!Barbecue

Grandma the Queen of Scotland

The holiday mess is over and here’s the next illustration to Grandma story.  Holidays are busy before they start; I need to fill the refrigerator before both our sons come home. Later comes this wonderful time with nothing to cook. It’s not such a bad thing to have full-age children who don’t need any attention, really!

Grandma the Queen

Hovercraft

This picture was about kids excited at the start of hovercraft, so I had to draw one – not a very good object to paint with watercolors!  I’ve helped myself with color pencils and a dark gray marker and this is the final result.

Hovercraft

Tea Time

Three sisters and Grandma, illustration no. 4. I really should finish it earlier, but it was so sunny and warm this weekend…  summer is back with a short visit. This special October weather is called “babie lato” here, it means: old wife’s summer. I have no idea why. I wonder if it has a special name in other languages, too. Up from Friday we are doing things like gardening,  painting windows and riding a bike – everybody’s out all day. My Basia is useless, she’s already wearing her winter coat and now she would rather die then trot.

Tea Time

Watching Trains

I’ve just finished next illustration to Jonathan’s story. And Lori doesn’t have to wear this awful blue suit any more – what a relief.  I had to take it off, and then put it on her each time when she meant to go out  and then return home. It was almost like lacing a corset.

Watching Trains

The Best Grandma 2

Back to Jonathan’s story. The girls had two scooters , the Duck and the Bus, and they used to race down the path to the end of  Grandma’s garden where they could watch trains passing by. Train watching will be the subject of the next picture.

watercolors and color pencils
watercolors and color pencils