Saturday, October 5, 2013

Several weeks ago my family and I attended the annual Swapper's Day Flea Market in Johnstown, Ohio.  It began as an opportunity for local sportsmen to have their dogs compete in timed trials, then as the event grew in popularity, participants brought items to swap, trade, or sell.

You can find everything from socks to antiques and guns for sale.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sanibel Seashells watercolor in progress. 
In order to create texture for the background, I used some tracing paper and tape to create a mask to protect the shells so that I could apply paint splatters to the background using a toothbrush.