Sunday, September 15, 2013


watercolor, 7.5"x8.5"

I took a picture of some freshly picked onions during a trip to New Mexico while on our mainland trip for the Agricultural Leadership Program and have always meant to paint it. It took a few years but I'm glad to have finally done it. I haven't been painting or drawing much lately because work has gotten so busy, filling my weekends, but this reminded me that we need to make time for the things that make us happy ... and centered too.


Mariana said...

I just love this. Thank you for sharing the process, I've been staring at all three images trying to absorb the lot and hoping that I remember something from it when I next try watercolour ... SO glad you're painting again.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Nice to see you have not gotten rusty. Very nice.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Mariana and Kate!

Anonymous said...

Hiya Jo,

Your little brother here. The Onion WC is absolutely stunning! Dang you're talented! Love you!

Fabi Kurtmann said...

cute drawings ! if you like botanical art in general (including photography) you should check out this unbelievable artpiece from a Japanese artist called Azuma Makoto:

spaced out !

Kim Coffee-Isaak said...

beautiful Joan. Excited to hear your back in the creating mode. I am too and absolutely loving it. Formal public launch of what I'm up to coming soon!