6 inches by 4 inches
watercolor on slightly tinted watercolor paper
The first purple iris of the season - painted on Mother's Day.
This study was painted intuitively with no starting sketch. The watercolors literally sparkle and shine, as summer sky-blue melts into velvety violet. I used genuine amethyst pigment, in the hope of capturing the lush feeling of iris petals. The sparkle is not immediately obvious, but winks at you the more you study the painting.
Sweeping, dancing strokes give the impression of moving leaves in the spring breeze. And dropping yellow into blue-green paint created the crisp effect of a dark line curling around and hugging the spring green stem, creating a sense of balance.
When I asked for feedback on which painting I should offer for auction, this one received some of the most votes.
5" x 3"
watercolor on tinted watercolor paper
Ever forgotten about your produce? Usually, it is a disaster. However, this fawn and tan shiitake mushroom dried out with charming and captivating curves.
Shiitakes have a rich and comforting flavor, the broth alone is enough revivify and warm.
This is a contemplation of the sinuous curves of a happily preserved mushroom.
5" x 7"
Watercolor and Ink
Syrupy striations bloom across the skin of a silky pear. Plump, healthful, and luscious - this illustration is an elegant and flushed ode to one of the most impeccable of all fruits.
Painted in several layers using watercolors and fountain pen ink.
Because I have not tested the fountain pen ink for lightfastness, this little study would be best tucked into a gloomy corner that badly needs a pop of color.
Abigail, or AEE Miller, loves the following: art, Halloween, her family, learning, and so much more!