pondering with colour

A quiet day
with flowers
what to do?
what to paint?

A simple set-up
a bottle
a glass 
some flowers
maybe a candlestick?

many layers of watery colour
that candle came in handy afterall

Watercolour Splash

Although I came close this morning to giving in and reaching for a coloured pencil, I resisted!

This little watercolour sketch continues my explorations in watercolour in my small sketchbook.  Thinking this will make a nice subject for a larger work?
I Have really enjoyed layering of thin watercolour washes...building colour slowly and thoughtfully
As I don't have any masking fluid... the wax candle was used, just not for inspiration to draw from!

Tip for the day: try allowing one layer to dry ( or use a hairdryer) then add another wash over the top to intensify or modulate the colours.   i.e. green over green makes a darker shade, or red over green, will make a dark, rich green, or a browny shade, etc.  experiment and see what results!

Exciting News yesterday - I sold a painting! yay!!
Dream Sold!
This little girl has been ever so patiently waiting for the right family to go home with at Willow & Fox.   Now prints only available... when I get my act together :-)   Hmmm, now what art supplies do I need?

'Happy' and 'I wish...' have now gone to visit with Willow & Fox too, but if any readers wish to purchase - contact me! ($160 + postage)

A big hello, and a huge thankyou to all the lovely comments I received from last weeks feature post at Paint Party Friday!  Blown away by all your fantastic support :-) It is greatly appreciated. 

A big shout out to Paint Party Friday 

and also linking to In the Studio Sneak Peak Friday , and of course Creative Every Day!


  1. beautiful work, love to here the method and congratulations on the sale! Whooo hoo!

  2. Lovely work, Linda! Congratulations on selling a painting too. :)

  3. Congrats on the sale! :) Such sweet girls and the still life is awesome!

  4. I love the colours you've used on these two. And congrats on the sale. Happy PPF.

  5. Congratulations on the sale. I love all of your girls.

  6. Congrats on your art sale ~ all your 'girls' are wonderful and love this new watercolor ~ it flows ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  7. Your still life is beautiful and your girls are just amazing. Congrats on your sale! Happy PPF!

  8. Beautiful work, very delicate :)

  9. Congratulations on your painting sale! That's amazing news. Also, good for you stepping out of your comfort zone and having a go with watercolours. Tricky beasts. (btw you can get watercolour pencils you know - I love them!)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  10. Love the painting of the flowers. Very beautiful.

  11. Great new watercolor still life and advice on patience to let everything dry.
    Congrats on your recent sale, may many more follow!

  12. Smashing and colourful work, congrats on your sales Linda. Happy PPF, Annette x

  13. Love the still lifes, and congrats on selling.

  14. Lovely watercolor still life, creative use of candle stick :)! Congrats on the sale, that's wonderful!

  15. Your watercolor sketch is perfectly soft and lovely. The hardest part about watercolor is leaving it alone between washes. The temptation to keep poking at it is almost irresistible.

  16. fabulous still life! with wine -- my favorite! congrats on the sale!

  17. Congratulations on your sale!!! I love your impromptu still life. :)

  18. Congratulations on the sale. The gals are so lovely. Blessings, Janet PPF

  19. Love the watercolor. The background is so pretty! Congratulations on your sale... that is fantastic!! :)

  20. Congratulations on your sale! Your watercolor came out beautiful - loose, artistic, and colorful.

  21. great painting and congratulations on the sale... sure there will be many many more...xx

  22. Really love the watercolor still life.

  23. Wonderful post, your paintings are lovely. Congrats on the sale! Happy Belated PPF.

  24. Yay for your sale! That always makes my day when I sell something!

    Happy PPF!


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