23.11.12

pondering with colour

A quiet day
...pondering...
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!

25 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Really love the watercolor still life.

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

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

    Happy PPF!

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