|© 2013 by Linda Warner Constantino|
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
|Lotus flower Study|
|Lotus Bud Studies - The stamp is my name in Japanese given to me by my friend and former student Julia Yellow.|
|More studies: lotus flower, bud and leaf.|
|Here are some of my beginning sketches. I have more that I have not posted. The finished piece needs to be 29 mm wide by 42 mm high.|
Sunday, February 13, 2011
My sister and I decided to form Linadona Botanica, LLC, a business based on my botanical watercolors inspired by our love of garden, kitchen and home and a shared fondness for Italian culture and food. We are creating several collections of designs that will be available for art licensing this spring for the stationery, gift, home, kitchen, tabletop and garden markets. My sister, Dona, is my best critic (besides my daughter) and will handle contracts and business leaving me free to create. We have always wanted to work together creatively and the time seemed to right.
Right now we are working on finalizing our website and getting our display materials ready for the Surtex Show in New York City from May 15-17 at the Jacob Javits center. We will be in booth #657 where we will be debuting our fresh, new collections. I am very excited about all the possibilities. I just wish there were 48 hours in a day!
What you see above is our ad that will be appearing in the Surtex print directory. I thought it would be a good way to introduce Linadona Botanica. Our website is still just a splash page but will be up in the next month.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I have been painting lots of botanical studies on my break. I sit in my studio and listen to Andrea Bocelli sing Christmas songs and paint away. I wanted to make some Christmas gifts instead of buy them so I got this idea to make some homemade granola that I love and put it in bags with illustrated labels. I came up with the design above. The pyrocantha seem so festively colored this time of year so I selected a branch and painted this watercolor and then brought it into Photoshop and designed it. The granola recipe I use is from Spannocchia in Tuscany where I teach Plein Air Painting Workshops each summer in watercolors and sometimes oils. The recipe is American but I love it. I put dried cranberries in it this time of year.